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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 18 | Page No.: 3220-3223
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3220.3223
 
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Plagiarized: Developmental Time and Fecundity of White Peach Scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti) (Homoptera: Diaspididae), on Potato, Kiwi and Mulberry Hosts in Iran

Habib Abbasipour

Abstract:
A CASE OF PLAGIARISM (Case No. 28082012)

Professor Yaacov Katan and Professor Benjamin Raccah the editors of Phytoparasitica pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 10 Number 18, 3220-3223, 2007.

On the receipt of Professor Yaacov Katan and Professor Benjamin Raccah’s letter, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled "Developmental Time and Fecundity of White Peach Scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti) (Homoptera: Diaspididae), on Potato, Kiwi and Mulberry Hosts in Iran" authored by Habib Abbasipour from Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran published in Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 10 Number 18, 3220-3223, 2007, contains substantial sections of text that have been taken verbatim from earlier publication without clear and unambiguous attribution.

Science Alert considers misappropriation of intellectual property and duplication of text from other authors or publications without clear and unambiguous attribution totally unacceptable.

Plagiarism is a violation of copyright and a serious breach of scientific ethics. The Editors and Publisher have agreed to officially retract this article.

Science Alert is highly thankful to Professor Yaacov Katan and Professor Benjamin Raccah the editors of Phytoparasitica, for pointing out this plagiarism.

Detail of article from which text has been copied by Habib Abbasipour:

L.B. Erkilic and N. Uygun, 1997. Development time and fecundity of the white peach scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona, in Turkey, 25: 9-16, 1997. DOI: 10.1007/BF02981474

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How to cite this article:

Habib Abbasipour , 2007. Plagiarized: Developmental Time and Fecundity of White Peach Scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti) (Homoptera: Diaspididae), on Potato, Kiwi and Mulberry Hosts in Iran. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 3220-3223.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3220.3223

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.3220.3223

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