RETRACTION of “Genetic and biochemical analyses of sensor kinase A in Bacillus subtilis sporulation” by J.C. Nguele, P. Eswaramoorthy, M. Bhattacharya, E. Ngou-Milama and M. Fujita. Genet. Mol. Res. 9 (1): 573-590 (2010)

Published: September 30, 2011
Genet. Mol. Res. 10 (3) : 2257-2257

This paper has been retracted (without the consent of the submitting author, Jean- Calvin Nguele) because of serious fraud and plagiary issues. The submission letter, sent by Jean-Calvin Nguele, included forged signatures of Prahathees Eswaramoorthy, Mou Bhattacharya, and Masaya Fujita. Additionally, the paper contains information that was plagiarized from other publications, as well as unpublished data from research done in the laboratory of M. Fujita; these data and information were included without the authorization of the researchers that produced it. The journal editorial staff has decided to take this extreme measure after reviewing the evidence provided by M. Fujita (former professor of Jean-Calvin Nguele) and after receiving letters from Prahathees Eswaramoorthy, Mou Bhattacharya, and Masaya Fujita, indicating that they did not participate in the research that was published and did not authorize Jean-Calvin Nguele to include them as co-authors in this paper. Attempts were made to contact a fifth author, Edouard Ngou Milama, who is unknown to M. Fujita and co-workers in the Fujita lab, but no response was obtained. Jean-Calvin Nguele also did not respond to our efforts to contact him about this matter.

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