“Some sentences…are directly taken from other papers, which could be viewed as a form of plagiarism”
The paper, “Molecular strategies in manipulation of the starch synthesis pathway for improving storage starch content in plants (review and prospect for increasing storage starch synthesis),” came from a group at Sichuan Agricultural University in China — including its Maize Research Institute — and was published in the December 2012 issue.
But according to the notice:
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy).
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief and Author.
The authors Jiang Chen, Junjie Zhang, Hanmei Liu, Yufeng Hu, and Yubi Huang decided to retract their paper on the basis of two major considerations:
1. Several relevant pieces of literature were not cited and adequately discussed, including recent advances on sucrose utilization.
2. Some sentences of the article are directly taken from other papers, which could be viewed as a form of plagiarism.
It certainly could be viewed that way.