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

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BMC Genomics201112:284

  • Received: 20 April 2011
  • Accepted: 2 June 2011
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The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2009 10:455


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, Chongqing, 400715, P.R. China
National Engineering Center for Beijing Biochip Technology, Life Science Parkway, Changping District, Beijing, 102206, P.R. China
Beijing Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Shenzhen, 518083, P.R. China
Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100000, P.R. China
Institute of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400030, P.R. China


  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: 455-10.1186/1471-2164-10-455.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  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: 88-10.1186/1471-213X-7-88.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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