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Archives of Virology

, Volume 164, Issue 1, pp 333–333 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Albinism and mosaicism in Apocynum venetum associated with viral infections in China

  • Yanru Lan
  • Zhichen Yan
  • Yane Guo
  • Tingyu DuanEmail author
  • Chunjie Li
  • Peng Gao
  • Michael J. Christensen
Original Article

The authors have retracted this article [1] due to flaws in the methodology which led to inaccurate results. Artefacts and environmental contamination were not experimentally excluded as the reasons for the positive detection of herpesviruses and bunyaviruses. As a consequence, false positive results were obtained so that misleading and unsupported conclusions were drawn. All authors agree to this retraction.

[1] Lan, Y., Yan, Z., Guo, Y. et al. Arch Virol (2018).

 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-4059-4

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-EcosystemsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.Agriculture Key Laboratory of Grassland Livestock Industry InnovationMinistry of Agriculture and Rural AffairsLanzhouChina
  3. 3.College of Pastoral Agriculture Science and TechnologyLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

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