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Correction to: Applications and potential of genome editing in crop improvement

Genome Biology201920:13

  • Received: 2 January 2019
  • Accepted: 4 January 2019
  • Published:

The original article was published in Genome Biology 2018 19:210

Correction to: Genome Biology

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported the following two errors:
  1. 1.

    Page 5, paragraph 3, line 4: “Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) is an enzyme that causes browning in many fruits and vegetables. By knocking out this gene, Waltz and coworkers developed a non-browning mushroom”. “Waltz and coworkers” should be “Yinong Yang and coworkers”.

  2. 2.

    Page 6, paragraph 2, line 3: “Adenine-deaminase-mediated base editing (ABE) is more complicated than CBE because no known naturally occurring cytidine deaminases catalyze adenine deamination in DNA rather than RNA”. “naturally occurring cytidine deaminases” should be “naturally occurring adenine deaminases”.




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Authors’ Affiliations

Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Plant Stress, College of Life Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, 250014, China
The University of Queensland, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, QLD, St Lucia, 4072, Australia
The State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, and Center for Genome Editing, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China


  1. Zhang, et al. Applications and potential of genome editing in crop improvement. Genome Biol. 2018;19:210. ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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