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Retraction Note: detection and differentiation of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks collected from sheep and cattle in China

Retraction

This article [1] has been regretfully retracted due to plagiarism by the authors. The method for the identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in ticks presented in the article was originally developed and published by Sjoerd Rijpkema and colleagues [2]. The authors apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.

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The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1746-6148-7-17

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Niu, Q., Guan, G., Yang, J. et al. Retraction Note: detection and differentiation of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks collected from sheep and cattle in China. BMC Vet Res 7, 56 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-7-56

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