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

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The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2009 10:455


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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.


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    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.

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    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.

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Correspondence to Qingyou Xia.

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