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Front. Genet., 07 November 2016 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2016.00202

Expression of Concern: Enhancement of RNA-directed DNA methylation of a transgene by simultaneously downregulating a ROS1 ortholog using a virus vector in Nicotiana benthamiana

An expression of concern on
Enhancement of RNA-directed DNA methylation of a transgene by simultaneously downregulating a ROS1 ortholog using a virus vector in Nicotiana benthamiana

by Otagaki, S., Kasai, M., Masuta, C., and Kanazawa, A. (2013). Front. Genet. 4:44. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00044

With this notice, Frontiers states its concerns about the reliability of some of the findings of the article “Enhancement of RNA-directed DNA methylation of a transgene by simultaneously downregulating a ROS1 ortholog using a virus vector in Nicotiana benthamiana” published on 2nd April 2013.

In full accordance with Frontiers procedures, following an investigation directed by our Chief Editors, Dr. David Allison and Dr. Richard Jorgensen, the authors are currently performing further experiments to address these issues.

The situation will be updated as soon as the investigation is complete.

Citation: Frontiers in Genetics (2016) Expression of Concern: Enhancement of RNA-directed DNA methylation of a transgene by simultaneously downregulating a ROS1 ortholog using a virus vector in Nicotiana benthamiana. Front. Genet. 7:202. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2016.00202

Received: 02 November 2016; Accepted: 02 November 2016;
Published: 07 November 2016.

Edited and reviewed by: Richard A. Jorgensen, University of Arizona, USA

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