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

  • Carolina Bartolomé1,

    Affiliated with

    • Xabier Bello1 and

      Affiliated with

      • Xulio Maside1Email author

        Affiliated with

        Genome Biology201212:411

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

        Received: 15 November 2011

        Accepted: 23 November 2011

        Published: 15 January 2012

        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].

        Authors’ Affiliations

        (1)
        Dpto de Anatomía Patolóxica e Ciencias Forenses, Grupo de Medicina Xenómica-CIBERER, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

        References

        1. Bartolome C, Bello X, Maside X: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes. Genome Biology 2009, 10:R22.PubMedView Article

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        © BioMed Central Ltd 2012

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