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Volume 2019 |Article ID 9458681 | 1 page | https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9458681

Retracted: Effect of Salinity on Biomass Yield and Physiological and Stem-Root Anatomical Characteristics of Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) Accessions

Received22 Jul 2019
Accepted22 Jul 2019
Published08 Aug 2019

The article “Effect of Salinity on Biomass Yield and Physiological and Stem-Root Anatomical Characteristics of Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) Accessions” [1] has been retracted as it was found to contain duplicated figures and text similarity. Comments on PubPeer noted concerns with Figures 8, 9, and 11 [2]. In Figure 8, the 0dS m−1 panel is identical to the 8dS m−1 panel, but with a lower contrast. In Figure 9, the five panels are identical, but rotated or magnified.

In addition, we found that the 8dS m−1 panel in Figure 10 is identical to the 32dS m−1 panel in Figure 12. These concerns are highlighted in the Supplementary File (available here).

We also found a similar article published in Biological Research by the same group of authors [3]. The article’s full details are as follows: Md. Amirul Alam, Abdul Shukor Juraimi, M. Y. Rafii, Azizah Abdul Hamid, Farzad Aslani and M. A. Hakim, “Salinity-induced changes in the morphology and major mineral nutrient composition of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) accessions,” Biological Research, 2016 49:24, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40659-016-0084-5. We sought the authors’ clarification and they stated they have lost the data.

Supplementary Materials

The file includes the problem figures that were spotted by Hindawi and in PubPeer Comments. (Supplementary Materials)

References

  1. M. A. Alam, A. S. Juraimi, M. Y. Rafii, and A. Abdul Hamid, “Effect of salinity on biomass yield and physiological and stem-root anatomical characteristics of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) accessions,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 105695, 15 pages, 2015. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar
  2. “Effect of salinity on biomass yield and physiological and stem-root anatomical characteristics of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) accessions,” 2018, https://www.pubpeer.com/publications/8F7CD0A0167BBCF04AD681B54CC848. View at: Google Scholar
  3. M. A. Alam, A. S. Juraimi, M. Y. Rafii, A. A. Hamid, F. Aslani, and M. A. Hakim, “Salinity-induced changes in the morphology and major mineral nutrient composition of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) accessions,” Biological Research, vol. 49, article no. 24, 2016. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar

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