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The Scientific World Journal, "Retracted: Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digesters: The Key Players of Anaerobiosis", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2017, Article ID 3852369, 1 page, 2017.

Retracted: Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digesters: The Key Players of Anaerobiosis

Received11 Jun 2017
Accepted11 Jun 2017
Published12 Jul 2017

The Scientific World Journal has retracted the article titled “Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digesters: The Key Players of Anaerobiosis” [1]. The article was found to contain a substantial amount of material from the following published articles and others:(i)Krzysztof Ziemiński and Magdalena Frąc, Methane fermentation process as anaerobic digestion of biomass: Transformations, stages and microorganisms, African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 11, No. 18. (March 2012), pp. 4127–4139, doi: 10.5897/AJBX11.054é L. Sanz, Thorsten Köchling, Molecular biology techniques used in wastewater treatment: An overview, Process Biochemistry, Volume 42, Issue 2, February 2007, Pages 119–133, ISSN 1359-5113, ( De Vrieze, Tom Hennebel, Nico Boon, Willy Verstraete, Methanosarcina: The rediscovered methanogen for heavy duty biomethanation, Bioresource Technology, Volume 112, May 2012, Pages 1–9, ISSN 0960-8524, ( J. Weimer, James B. Russell, Richard E. Muck, Lessons from the cow: What the ruminant animal can teach us about consolidated bioprocessing of cellulosic biomass, Bioresource Technology, Volume 100, Issue 21, November 2009, Pages 5323–5331, ISSN 0960-8524, ( Jeihanipour, Claes Niklasson, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh, Enhancement of solubilization rate of cellulose in anaerobic digestion and its drawbacks, Process Biochemistry, Volume 46, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 1509–1514, ISSN 1359-5113, (, without citation.


  1. F. Ali Shah, Q. Mahmood, M. M. Shah, A. Pervez, and S. A. Asad, “Microbial ecology of anaerobic digesters: the key players of anaerobiosis,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, Article ID 183752, 21 pages, 2014. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar

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