MicroRNA expression profiling during the life cycle of the silkworm (Bombyx mori)

  • Shiping Liu1,

    Affiliated with

    • Liang Zhang2,

      Affiliated with

      • Qibin Li3, 4,

        Affiliated with

        • Ping Zhao1,

          Affiliated with

          • Jun Duan5,

            Affiliated with

            • Daojun Cheng1,

              Affiliated with

              • Zhonghuai Xiang1 and

                Affiliated with

                • Qingyou Xia1, 5Email author

                  Affiliated with

                  BMC Genomics201112:284

                  DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-284

                  Received: 20 April 2011

                  Accepted: 2 June 2011

                  Published: 2 June 2011


                  Retraction article


                  After publication of article [1], we became aware of the fact that Figures one C (let-7a and let-7a#), four B (bmo-let-7a and bmo-let-7a#) and five B (let-7a and let-7a#) were duplicated from another published article [2]. In light of these problems, the authors in consultation with the journal's Editors, have decided to retract article [1] from BMC Genomics. The authors are currently preparing a new manuscript clarifying the role of let-7a during the life cycle of the silkworm.

                  Authors’ Affiliations

                  The Key Sericultural Laboratory of Agricultural Ministry, College of Biotechnology, Southwest University
                  National Engineering Center for Beijing Biochip Technology
                  Beijing Genomics Institute at Shenzhen
                  Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Institute of Genomics
                  Institute of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Chongqing University


                  1. Liu S, Zhang L, Li Q, Zhao P, Duan J, Cheng D, Xiang Z, Xia Q, MicroRNA: expression profiling during the life cycle of the silkworm (Bombyx mori). BMC Genomics 2009, 10:455.PubMedView Article
                  2. Liu S, Xia Q, Zhao P, Cheng T, Hong K, Xiang Z: Characterization and expression patterns of let-7 microRNA in the silkworm (Bombyx mori). BMC Developmental Biology 2007, 7:88.PubMedView Article


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