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The authors apologize for the overlap in text.
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Citation: Guo Y, Qiu L-J, PLOS ONE Editors (2016) Retraction: Genome-Wide Analysis of the Dof Transcription Factor Gene Family Reveals Soybean-Specific Duplicable and Functional Characteristics. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0167019. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167019
Published: November 17, 2016
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