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Erratum to: Diatom genomes come of age

  • Assaf Vardi1,
  • Kimberlee Thamatrakoln1,
  • Kay D Bidle1 and
  • Paul G Falkowski1Email author
Genome Biology201011:401

DOI: 10.1186/gb-2010-11-6-401

Published: 4 June 2010

The Minireview to this article has been published in Genome Biology 2009 9:245

Correction

After the publication of this minireview [1], we noted errors in the figures given in Table 1 and the text for the percentage of genome that is non-coding. The percentages should be 42% for Thalassiosira pseudonana and 45% for Phaeodactylum tricornutum (see Table 1 a corrected version of Table 1).
Table 1

Comparison of the genome properties of Thalassiosira pseudonana and Phaeodactylum tricornutum genomes*

 

Thalassiosira pseudonana

Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Genome size (Mb)

32.4

27.4

Predicted genes

11,776

10,402

Introns

17,880

8,169

Number of chromosomes

24

33

G+C content

About 48%

About 47%

Percentage of genome that is non-coding

About 42%

About 45%

ESTs in GenBank

61,913

133,871

*Data from [2, 3].

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

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