A plagiarism question - For a lot of the terms I"'m using when writing out a research paper, aspart of the introduction (Neuropeptides; Machine Learning; Neuropeptide Cleavage - Known motif model etc) I'm tempted to just copy the phrasing'/definitions from the original article near verbatim (a few words changed).I AM Referring t
o the cited source(s) (both at the end of the relevant sentences/paragraphs and in my bibliography), so it's not plagiarism according to the definition I know, but it seems 'problematic' to me.
Its also something which I doubt a casual reading by the prof would catch up (without reading the original works cited), so i'm worried that she might not notice it, and thus would not know to inform me. (I do intend to ask her once the paper is in draft form).
Still, does it seem allright? We're talking about established, well known facts with direct referencing to the authors with all due credit. But I'm unsure as to the academic "Social norms".
Neuropeptides serve as bidirectional neuromodulators, acting to modulate the activity of the presynaptic or post-synaptic cell (Kandel, 2000) (Southey Et al, 2006) (Southey 2008).
Original: (By Southey 2008):
Neuropeptides have diverse biological functions that affect
almost every brain system and neuronal network, and influence
development and behavior. Released from a neuron upon
electrical or chemical stimulation, they modulate the activity of
the presynaptic or post-synaptic cell (Kandel et al., 2000).""
A final tool, was the preexisting knowledge of the Known Motif cleavage model (Southey 2006) (Southey et al 2008) comprised of several prevalent motifs associated with neuropeptide precursor cleavage, *-*-Lys-Lys#, *-*-Lys-Arg#, *-*-Arg-Arg#, Arg-*-*-Lys# and Arg-*-*- Arg#, where # denotes cleavage and * denoting any (in theory) amino acid. This is possible due to the highly conserved nature of the limited number of enzymes capable of post translational endo cleavage (Including Furin.)2,1,9. This allowed us to identify and to mark suspected cleavage sites characteristic of Neuropeptides.
Original (Southey 2008):
Southey et al. (2006b) proposed a Known Motif model com-
prised of several prevalent motifs associated with neuropeptide
precursor cleavage, Xxx-Xxx-Lys-Lys#, Xxx-Xxx-Lys-Arg#,
Xxx-Xxx-Arg-Arg#, Arg-Xxx-Xxx-Lys# and Arg-Xxx-Xxx-
Arg#, where # denotes cleavage and Xxx denotes any amino
Would be happy to hear your thoughts. (Note - all the quotes provided here are from an early draft, still in the writing a first draft to the introduction stage, not anything published, binding or otherwise legal/official)
EDIT:http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_ ... ation.html
What is plagiarism?
Simply put, plagiarism is the use of another's original words or ideas as though they were your own. Any time you borrow from an original source and do not give proper credit, you have committed plagiarism
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