Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 157, Issue 2, pp 189–189 | Cite as

Expression of Concern

  • Gerhard N. SchrauzerEmail author


The Editor in Chief would like to alert readers to the following three articles published in Biological Trace Element Research.

  Effects of lanthanum element on the rooting of loquat plantlet in vitro

DOI: 10.1385/BTER:89:3:277, December 2002, Volume 89, Issue 3, pp. 277–284, Weiping Song, Fashui Hong, Zhigang Wan

  Effect of La (III) on the growth and aging of root of loquat plantlet in vitro

DOI: 10.1385/BTER:104:2:185, May-2005, Volume 104, Issue 2, pp. 185–191, Hong Fashui, Song Weiping, Wan Zhigang, Yu Mingliang, Yu Jia, Liu Jiajia, Sheng Ye, Xi Qunhua

  Effects of cerium on nitrogen metabolism of peach plantlet in vitro

DOI: 10.1385/BTER:95:3:259 December 2003, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp. 259–268, Song Weiping, Hong Fashui, Wan Zhigang, Zhou Yuzhen, Gu Fugen, Xu Hongoing, Yu Mingliang, Chang Youhong, Zhao Mizhen, Su Jiale

The accuracy of details described therein has been questioned by a reader. The corresponding author, Hong Fashui, has confirmed that the research contains a number of inaccuracies and some information has been omitted. Unfortunately, due to the age of the research, the original data is not available to provide the basis for any kind of correction or erratum. Consequently, readers are advised to interpret each of the published articles with caution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biological Trace Element Research InstituteSan DiegoUSA

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