Correction: Diatom genomes come of age

  • Assaf Vardi1,

    Affiliated with

    • Kimberlee Thamatrakoln1,

      Affiliated with

      • Kay D Bidle1 and

        Affiliated with

        • Paul G Falkowski1Email author

          Affiliated with

          Genome Biology201011:401

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

          Published: 4 June 2010


          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)



          Predicted genes






          Number of chromosomes



          G+C content

          About 48%

          About 47%

          Percentage of genome that is non-coding

          About 42%

          About 45%

          ESTs in GenBank



          *Data from [2, 3].

          Authors’ Affiliations

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


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