Retraction Note to: Mycopathologia (2004) 158: 397–405 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-004-1820-x

The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding a number of issues in the Figures. Specifically:

  • A number of lanes appear highly similar in Figs. 1 and 2;

  • There appear to be some unexpected straight vertical lines between some lanes in Fig. 1;

  • In the right hand side box of Fig. 1 (nosocomial isolates), lane 4 appears very different from lanes 1–3.

The Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has confidence in the presented data.

None of the authors have responded to any correspondence from the editor or publisher about this retraction notice.