Retraction Note to: Dwarf mutations in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.): origin, morphology, inheritance and linkage studies
Retraction Note: Journal of Genetics, Vol. 88, No. 2, August 2009 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12041-009-0024-z
Journal of Genetics announces the retraction of ‘Dwarf mutations in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.): origin, morphology, inheritance and linkage studies’ authored by Dibyendu Talukdar, published in J. Genet. 88 (2), 165–175 (2009). It was brought to the notice of the journal that certain illustrations in this paper were previously published in another of the author’s (Dibyendu Talukdar and Amal K. Biswas) paper in Cytologia 72 (4), 385–396 (2007), titled ‘Seven different primary trisomics in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.). I. cytogenetic characterisation’. Figure 19 of Cytologia paper was duplicated, which match with the figure 3 (c) of J. Genet. paper. The Editor-in-Chief examined the case and found that prima facie there was a duplicate publication without due reference. The case was handed over to the Associate Editors of the journal with expertise in the field. After critical examination it was found that the same figure had been placed in this paper without due acknowledgement. The author was contacted with this information. Dr Talukdar’s reply was not satisfactory. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification, and this is considered unethical. Therefore, despite author’s objections, this article is being retracted from the Journal of Genetics by the Indian Academy of Sciences.