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Correction: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes

Carolina Bartolomé, Xabier Bello and Xulio Maside*

Author Affiliations

Dpto de Anatomía Patolóxica e Ciencias Forenses, Grupo de Medicina Xenómica-CIBERER, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Rúa de San Francisco s/n, Santiago de Compostela, 15782, Spain

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:411  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-411

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://genomebiology.com/2011/12/11/411


Received:15 November 2011
Accepted:23 November 2011
Published:15 January 2012

© 2012 BioMed Central Ltd.

Correction

It has been brought to our attention that there is an error in the estimated time of occurrence of horizontal transfers in the Drosophila genome in our article [1]. The twelfth paragraph of the Results and discussion section should read:

The distributions of Ks values among the little-diverged TEs display a peak within the range 0.03-0.05 (Figure 3). If we assume a mutational clock of 0.011 substitutions per nucleotide per million years [46], this suggests that most HT has occurred over a broad period of time centered between 1.4 and 2.3 MYA, well after the split of the D. melanogaster and D. simulans lineages 5.4 +/- 1.1 MYA or the time of their most recent common ancestor with D. yakuba, 12.8 +/- 2.7 MYA [46].

References

  1. Bartolome C, Bello X, Maside X: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes.

    Genome Biology 2009, 10:R22. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL