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Retraction Note: A novel bacterial isolate Stenotrophomonas maltophilia as living factory for synthesis of gold nanoparticles

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Microbial Cell Factories20098:52

  • Received: 13 October 2009
  • Accepted: 15 October 2009
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The original article was published in Microbial Cell Factories 2009 8:39


This article [1] was submitted to Microbial Cell Factories at the same time as a very similar article [2] was submitted to Applied Physics Letters, s ubsequently published in June 2009. The two articles were produced from the same data and contained extensive overlap including duplication of figures. As such the authors would like to retract the Microbial Cell Factories article. The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to the editorial staff and readers.


Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR), Sector 39-A, Chandigarh, 160036, India
Institute of Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA


  1. Nangia Y, Wangoo N, Goyal N, Shekhawat G, Suri CR: A novel bacterial isolate Stenotrophomonas maltophilia as living factory for synthesis of gold nanoparticles. Microb Cell Fact. 2009, 8: 39- 10.1186/1475-2859-8-39.View ArticleGoogle Scholar
  2. Nangia Y, Wangoo N, Sharma S, Wu J-S, Dravid V, Shekhawat GS, Raman Suri C: Facile biosynthesis of phosphate capped gold nanoparticles by a bacterial isolate Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Applied Physics Letters. 2009, 94: 233901-10.1063/1.3141519. 10.1063/1.3141519.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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