In our earlier post, we found that same larvae has been planned to move for another photograph. close examination of the photographs reveals that only a single photograph has been taken and second photograph has been used as cropped version.
In the article, author aimed to Silence acetylcholinesterase gene of Helicoverpa armigera by feeding siRNA supplemented in an artificial diet and reports that siRNA affects the larval growth and its life cycle.
As we mentioned earlier,
For such experiments, we have to put the larvae on a diet in a jar where diet is supplemented with the siRNA. To measures the growth parameters we take larvae out of those jars and place on some surface to measure the sizes against a scale. While doing this it is obvious that larvae will be placed on different surface and their position changes to detectable levels. But here it is clear that no such experimentation has been done for the recovery experiment and
Beside it, author shows his intelligence by changing the scale bar from 5mm to 1cm to corroborate well with the recovery statement. With changing the scale bar, same larvae turns out to be of different sizes in two photographs.
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