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

Genome Biology201212:411

DOI: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-411

Received: 15 November 2011

Accepted: 23 November 2011

Published: 15 January 2012

The original article was published in Genome Biology 2009 10:R22

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].

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Dpto de Anatomía Patolóxica e Ciencias Forenses, Grupo de Medicina Xenómica-CIBERER, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Rúa de San Francisco s/n

References

  1. Bartolome C, Bello X, Maside X: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes. Genome Biology. 2009, 10: R22-10.1186/gb-2009-10-2-r22.PubMedPubMed CentralView ArticleGoogle Scholar

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