Retraction: A Fosmid Cloning Strategy for Detecting the Widest Possible Spectrum of Microbes from the International Space Station Drinking Water System

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Genomics Inform. 2013;11(2):97-97
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 June 30
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1Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749, Korea.
2Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
3Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA.

Genomics Inform 2012;10(4):249-255

The editorial committee of Genomics & Informatics has concluded that a substantial portion of the above article [1] was 'copied and pasted' from earlier publications without appropriate attribution. Although the plagiarized texts are detected only in the Introduction section [2], such a misconduct is unacceptable in a scientific writing. The authors have acknowledged plagiarism in the above article and requested retraction.


1. Choi S, Chang MS, Stuecker T, Chung C, Newcombe DA, Venkateswaran K. A fosmid cloning strategy for detecting the widest possible spectrum of microbes from the International Space Station drinking water system. Genomics Inform 2012;10:249–255. 23346038.
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