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Erratum to: An ancient genome duplication contributed to the abundance of metabolic genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens

  • Stefan A. Rensing1Email author,
  • Julia Ick1,
  • Jeffrey A. Fawcett2, 3,
  • Daniel Lang1,
  • Andreas Zimmer1,
  • Yves Van de Peer2, 3 and
  • Ralf Reski1
BMC Evolutionary BiologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:184

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-016-0739-4

Received: 15 July 2016

Accepted: 10 August 2016

Published: 8 September 2016

The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7:130

Erratum

The author’s would like to make the readers aware that the original version of this article [1] unfortunately contained a mistake. The following text published in the “Results and Discussion” section was supplied as follows:

"If we assume that the genome duplication indeed took place about 45 MYA (average of the peak in Fig. 1), and we assume that genes duplicated at that time have an average KS value of 0.85 (see Fig. 1), we can infer the rate of synonymous substitutions by simply dividing 0.85 by 45 MY. This gives us a rate of 1.9 synonymous substitutions per synonymous site per year, …"

However this should read:

"If we assume that the genome duplication indeed took place about 45 MYA (average of the peak in Fig. 1), and we assume that genes duplicated at that time have an average KS value of 0.85 (see Fig. 1), we can infer the rate of synonymous substitutions by simply dividing 0.85 by two times 45 MY (two times since Ks accumlate independently in the paralogs after the duplication). This gives us a rate of 9.4E-09 synonymous substitutions per synonymous site per year, …"

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Plant Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
(2)
Department of Plant Systems Biology
(3)
Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ghent University

Reference

  1. Rensing SA, Ick J, Fawcett JA, Lang D, Zimmer A, Van de Peer Y, Reski R. An ancient genome duplication contributed to the abundance of metabolic genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens. BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:130. doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-7-130.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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