You might have enjoyed our post “Antar Dhundo“, as it contains two panels 1 and 2, which are almost similar with a few differences, which we asked you to identify.
You will be amazed to know that two panels are for “Northern blots” of RNA isolated from different samples harvested under two variables i.e. salt concentration and days after salt stress (A-E). These photographs had been published in the same journal from the same contributors in, two versions as described below;
Versions of this article developed as 1 no.
Another key observation is variation in the band intensities but no alteration in the corresponding text has been declared in two versions.
How this became possible?
Because, in C and D rows all bands except a few (in Yellow boxes), are completely identical (In Green Boxes). Only the rows height has been adjusted (no reason
So the question arises, how data got altered? It could happen, either at communication level to press or press/publisher made the changes. Generally in a press, data would not face changes such that a few bands get
Another important thing is that
Share your thoughts on the scenario for such publication.