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Erratum to: The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species

  • Alexie Papanicolaou1,
  • Marc F. Schetelig2,
  • Peter Arensburger3,
  • Peter W. Atkinson4, 5,
  • Joshua B. Benoit6,
  • Kostas Bourtzis7, 8,
  • Pedro Castañera9,
  • John P. Cavanaugh6,
  • Hsu Chao10,
  • Christopher Childers11,
  • Ingrid Curril12,
  • Huyen Dinh10,
  • HarshaVardhan Doddapaneni10,
  • Amanda Dolan13,
  • Shannon Dugan10,
  • Markus Friedrich14,
  • Giuliano Gasperi15,
  • Scott Geib16,
  • Georgios Georgakilas17,
  • Richard A. Gibbs10,
  • Sarah D. Giers18,
  • Ludvik M. Gomulski15,
  • Miguel González-Guzmán9,
  • Ana Guillem-Amat9,
  • Yi Han10,
  • Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou17,
  • Pedro Hernández-Crespo9,
  • Daniel S. T. Hughes10,
  • Jeffery W. Jones19,
  • Dimitra Karagkouni17,
  • Panagiota Koskinioti20,
  • Sandra L. Lee10,
  • Anna R. Malacrida15,
  • Mosè Manni15,
  • Kostas Mathiopoulos20,
  • Angela Meccariello21,
  • Monica Munoz-Torres22,
  • Shwetha C. Murali10,
  • Terence D. Murphy23,
  • Donna M. Muzny10,
  • Georg Oberhofer12,
  • Félix Ortego9,
  • Maria D. Paraskevopoulou17,
  • Monica Poelchau11,
  • Jiaxin Qu10,
  • Martin Reczko24,
  • Hugh M. Robertson18,
  • Andrew J. Rosendale6,
  • Andrew E. Rosselot6,
  • Giuseppe Saccone21,
  • Marco Salvemini21,
  • Grazia Savini15,
  • Patrick Schreiner5,
  • Francesca Scolari15,
  • Paolo Siciliano15,
  • Sheina B. Sim16,
  • George Tsiamis8,
  • Enric Ureña9,
  • Ioannis S.Vlachos17,
  • John H. Werren13,
  • Ernst A. Wimmer12,
  • Kim C. Worley10,
  • Antigone Zacharopoulou25,
  • Stephen Richards10 and
  • Alfred M. Handler26Email author
Genome Biology201718:11

Received: 12 January 2017

Accepted: 12 January 2017

Published: 18 January 2017

The original article was published in Genome Biology 2016 17:192


After publication of our recent article [1] we noticed that Monica Munoz-Torres had been omitted from the author list. We have now added her, and the updated Funding and Authors’ contributions sections are below.




Support of this project was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (grant #2011-39211-30769 to AMH) for funding the initial phase of this project, and to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for funding the medfly genome sequencing, assembly and Maker 2.0 automated annotation as part of the i5K 30 genome pilot project (grant #U54 HG003273 to RAG). The NIH Intramural Research Program, National Library of Medicine funded the NCBI Gnomon annotation and the USDA-National Agricultural Library (NAL) provided support for the WebApollo curation website, with support for manual curation training (to MM-T) provided by NIGMS (grant #5R01GM080203), NHGRI (grant #5R01HG004483), and the U.S. Department of Energy (contract #DE-AC02-05CH11231). Support was provided for: toxin metabolism and insecticide resistance gene studies from MINECO, Spain (AGL2013-42632-R to FO and PH-C); microRNAs, horizontal gene transfer and bacterial contaminant studies from the European Social Fund and National Strategic Reference Framework-THALES (MIS375869 to KB, GT, AGH, and KM) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (DEB 1257053 to JHW); cuticle protein gene studies from USDA-NIFA (grant #2016-67012-24652 to AJR); sex-determination studies from L.R. Campania (grant 5/02, 2008 to GS); male reproduction and sexual differentiation studies from the FAO/IAEA (Technical Contract No: 16966 to GGa) and Cariplo IMPROVE (to FS); and programmed cell death gene studies and genomic data analysis (to MFS) from the Emmy Noether program, DFG (SCHE 1833/1-1) and the LOEWE Center for Insect Biotechnology & Bioresources grant of the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK), Germany and from the USDA-NIFA-Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (grant #2015-33522-24094 to AMH).

Authors’ contributions

AMH and SR conceived of and directed the project whose management was assisted by MFS, AP, and RAG. LMG reared the inbred ISPRA lines and extracted genomic DNA and RNA that was used for library construction, sequencing, assembly and Maker annotations at HGSC by SR, SD, SLL, HC, HVD, HD, YH, JQ, SCM, DSTH, KCW, DMM and RAG. Additional community RNA-Seq analysis was performed by GO, IC, and EAW; JAMg annotations were performed by AP and Gnomon (NCBI) annotations were directed by TDM that were provided for manual annotation at the USDA-NAL WebApollo site managed by MP, and CC, with curation assistance and training by MM-T; AD, JHW, AP, TDM, GT and KB identified and analyzed bacterial sequence contaminants; SG and SBS performed orthology and phylogeny analysis; AMH, AZ, and PH-C made scaffold map assignments; GT and KB performed symbiont horizontal gene transfer analysis; PS, PA, PWA and AMH analyzed transposable elements; GGe, DK, MDP, ISV, and AGH manually annotated and analyzed microRNAs; LMG, FS, GS, PS, MM, ARM, and GGa manually annotated and analyzed odorant binding protein, odorant receptor, and seminal fluid protein genes; SDG and HMR manually annotated and analyzed gustatory and ionotrophic receptor genes; MF and JWJ manually annotated and analyzed opsin genes; AJR, AER, JPC and JBB manually annotated and analyzed aquaporin and cuticle protein genes; PK, MR and KM manually annotated and analyzed immunity-related genes; PC, FO, PH-C, MG-G, EU and AG-A manually annotated and analyzed toxin metabolism and insecticide resistance genes (P450s, carboxylesterases, GSTs, cysLGICs and sodium channels); MS and GS manually annotated and analyzed sex determination genes; and MFS and AMH manually annotated and analyzed programmed cell death genes. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Institute for Insect Biotechnology, Giessen, Germany
Department of Biological Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, USA
Department of Entomology and Center for Disease Vector Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, USA
Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics, University of California Riverside, Riverside, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
Insect Pest Control Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Seibersdorf, Austria
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Agrinio, Greece
Department of Environmental Biology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
National Agricultural Library, USDA, Beltsville, USA
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Göttingen, Germany
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
USDA-ARS, Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Hilo, USA
DIANA-Lab, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, 382 21 Volos, Greece and Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, USA
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biomedical Sciences Research Centre “Alexander Fleming”, Athens, Greece
Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, USA


  1. Papanicolaou A, et al. The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species. Genome Biol. 2016;17:192.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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