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Erratum to: Rapid scoring of genes in microbial pan-genome-wide association studies with Scoary

  • Ola Brynildsrud1Email author,
  • Jon Bohlin1,
  • Lonneke Scheffer1, 2 and
  • Vegard Eldholm1
Genome Biology201617:262

Received: 11 December 2016

Accepted: 11 December 2016

Published: 19 December 2016

The original article was published in Genome Biology 2016 17:238


After the publication of this work [1] it was noticed in the third paragraph of the ‘Background’ where it reads:

The construction of the pan-genome is a nucleotide polymorphism (NP)-hard problem that traditionally has taken days to weeks to perform and which for large datasets have simply been impossible.

(NP) does not mean ‘nucleotide polymorphism’. This has now been removed from the sentence.

The original version of this article has been updated.

The publisher apologises for these errors.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Domain of Infectious Disease Control and Environmental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands


  1. Brynildsrud O, Bohlin J, Scheffer L, Eldholm V. Rapid scoring of genes in microbial pan-genome-wide association studies with Scoary. Genome Biol. 2016;17:238.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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