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Articles by M.A. Rather
Total Records ( 2 ) for M.A. Rather
  S. Asthana , R. Sharma , N. Choudhary , P.A. Vyas , M.A. Rather and G. Krishna
  Cytogenetic characterization plays an important role in cataloguing and conservation of germplasm. Osteobrama belangeri is one of the important fish species in North East India and need urgent attention for conservation. Hence cytogenetic characterization was carried out for Osteobrama belangeri. Samples of the specimen were collected from Manipur, India and maintained in wet laboratory in live condition. Metaphase chromosome preparation was made using standard hypotonic solution, methanol acetic-acid fixation followed by Giemsa staining for karyotyping of the species. The diploid chromosome number was found to be 50 and the karyotype is composed of 14m+8sm+28 (st and t) with fundamental arm No. (FN) 72. Positive chromosome bands like C, G and NOR bands were developed on the metaphase chromosome spread. NOR bands were found on the constriction regions near centromeric, as well as, slightly away from terminal regions. While, G bands was at A, T-rich regions appearing to be away from centromere towards the end of the chromosome bodies. C bands were localized on the regions adjacent or immediate to the centromeres and on the constrictions as indicating the concurrency with constitutive hetrochromatin. The result showed the diploid chromosome number as 50 which is mostly seen in other cyprindis and the study could localize C, G and NOR bands for the first time on this species.
  Mushtaq Ahmad , Gul Zaffar , S.D. Mir , S.M. Razvi , M.A. Rather and M.R. Mir

(Case No. 31072013)

Professor Y.M. Agayev Agricultural Biotechnilogy Research Institute of Iran (ABRII) Mahdasht Road, P.O. Box 31535-1897, Karaj Iran, pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Research Journal of Medicinal Plant Volume 5 Number 6, 630-649, 2011.

On the receipt of Professor Y.M. Agayev’s letter, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled “Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) Strategies for Enhancing Productivity” authored by Mushtaq Ahmad, Gul Zaffar, S.D. Mir, S.M. Razvi, M.A. Rather and M.R. Mir from Division of Pant Breeding and Genetics, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar Campus, 191 12-Srinagar, Kashmir published in Research Journal of Medicinal Plant Volume 5 Number 6, 630-649, 2011, 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 Y.M. Agayev for pointing out this plagiarism.

Detail of article from which text has been copied by Mushtaq Ahmad:

Y.M. Agayev, A.M. Shakib, S. Soheilivand and M. Fathi, 2007. BREEDING OF SAFFRON (CROCUS SATIVUS): POSSIBILITIES AND PROBLEMS, 203-207, 2007.

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