Open Access Correction

Correction: Flavonoid engineering of flax potentiate its biotechnological application

Magdalena Żuk15*, Anna Kulma1, Lucyna Dymińska2, Katarzyna Szołtysek2, Anna Prescha3, Jerzy Hanuza24 and Jan Szopa15

Author Affiliations

1 Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland

2 Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology, Faculty of Economics and Engineering, University of Economics, Wrocław, Poland

3 Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Wroclaw Medical University, Nankiera 1, 50-140, Wrocław, Poland

4 Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland

5 Linum Fundation, Stablowicka 147/149, 54-066, Wroclaw, Poland

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BMC Biotechnology 2012, 12:47  doi:10.1186/1472-6750-12-47

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Received:26 July 2012
Accepted:26 July 2012
Published:7 August 2012

© 2012 Zuk et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Following publication of our paper in BMC Biotechnology [1] it came to light that numerous sections of text were similar or identical to our previous publications. We acknowledge that portions of the text in the Background, Methods, Results and Discussion of the article published in BMC Biotechnology (above) are identical to wording in our previous publications in Spectrochimica Acta (SAA) [2], Biotechnology Progress [3] and Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology (PMPP)[4] and that these publications should have been correctly cited.


  1. Zuk M, Kulma A, Dymińska M, Szołtysek K, Prescha A, Hanuza J, Szopa J: Flavonoid engineering of flax potentiate its biotechnological application.

    BMC Biotechnology 2011, 11:10. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL

  2. Zuk M, Dymińska L, Kulma A, Boba A, Prescha A, Szopa J, Mączka M, Zając A, Szołtysek K, Hanuza J: IR and Raman studies of oil and seedcake extracts from natural and genetically modified flax seeds.

    Spectrochemica Acta Part A 2011, 78(3):1080-1089. Publisher Full Text OpenURL

  3. Wróbel-Kwiatkowska M, Szopa J, Dymińska L, Mączka M, Hanuza J: Poly-3-hydroxy butyric acid interaction with the transgenic flax fibers: FT-IR and Raman spectra of the composite extracted from a GM flax.

    Biotechnology Progress 2009, 25:1489-1498. PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text OpenURL

  4. Lorenc-Kukuła K, Wróbel-Kwiatkowska M, Starzycki M, Szopa J: Engineering flax with increased flavonoid content and thus Fusarium resistance.

    PMPP 2007, 70(1–3):38-48. OpenURL