• Fabrication,  Image Duplication

    In a gel, few well chose to double themselves. Why?

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailAfter a long vacation of Deepawali, we are with a very new gel picture, where author fabricated the gel lanes. From the gel, it is clear that the picture was available for 38 samples (1-38) and after run completion, it has been decided to make a copy of the selected lane (17-21) and paste it as different samples (39-43).   We sent the data to the authors for moderation however, no replies hav been received. This is from Dr Sujata M from IIOR, ICAR, Hyderabad, http://www.icar-iior.org.in/index.php/drmsujatha 3

  • Fabrication,  Image Duplication,  Plagiarism,  Quality research

    A detailed story of the moving larvae …

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailIn 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. We mailed author  to explain this incidence, but did not get any replies. Hence we are providing a link to the article. http://10.1016/j.jinsphys.2008.12.005 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, first photograph is to check the lethal dose of AChE-siRNA on larval growth. …

  • Image Duplication,  Quality research,  Science Education

    Larvae moving together for a photoshoot for another experiment

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailIf a researcher is doing some experiments with animal species, it is quite obvious that animal tends to move from one place to other. Movement of any animal species in a laboratory is difficult to manage. For this, we have to screw up the caps of culture tubes, put the tightened cotton plugs, clean the floors routinely and put an animal back if it comes out of its boundaries. Below we are discussing the possibilities, how a pair of larvae moved out of an experimental set to get a photoshoot for another set of conditions. Molecular biologist treats larvae with siRNA to check effect as lethality or as growth…

  • Plagiarism

    Author might have made the changes in band intensities.

    Share this...FacebookLinkedinTwitterPrintemailIn this post, we are sharing the possible reason how the changes occured in the two photographs before and after publishing. Till the article was in press, article contained Panel 1. In Panel 1, similar colour square boxes are the clones of bands. Like, bands in Red are identical, Green are identical; and Blue are identical to each other. How this could happen that bands are cloned in a Northern blot? Only author knows better. At the time of publishing, press might have asked author, for a better quality of photograph, so as it comes up in printable media as shown on the computer screen. On this, author thought…