Correction: Comparative genomic profiling of Dutch clinical Bordetella pertussis isolates using DNA microarrays: identification of genes absent from epidemic strains

  • Audrey J King1Email author,

    Affiliated with

    • Tamara van Gorkom1,

      Affiliated with

      • Jeroen LA Pennings2,

        Affiliated with

        • Han GJ van der Heide1,

          Affiliated with

          • Qiushui He3,

            Affiliated with

            • Dimitri Diavatopoulos4,

              Affiliated with

              • Kees Heuvelman1,

                Affiliated with

                • Marjolein van Gent1,

                  Affiliated with

                  • Karin van Leeuwen1 and

                    Affiliated with

                    • Frits R Mooi1

                      Affiliated with

                      BMC Genomics201011:196

                      DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-196

                      Received: 19 March 2010

                      Accepted: 24 March 2010

                      Published: 24 March 2010

                      Correction

                      After the publication of this work [1] we found out that Table 1 was not filled in correctly in the original article. The total number of strains analyzed in the ptxP1 or the ptxP3 lineage was not shown between the brackets, leading to incompleteness of the data. The revised Table 1 is shown below.
                      Table 1

                      Presence of regions of difference in Dutch clinical isolates from 1993 to 2004

                      Region of difference

                      BP-number

                      No. of

                      genes

                      Size

                      ptxP1 lineage

                      ptxP3 lineage

                      Locus:

                        

                      (kb)

                        

                      RD-3

                      BP0910A-BP0937

                      23

                      24.9

                      0% (17)

                      0% (26)

                      RD-5

                      BP1135-BP1141

                      7

                      8.6

                      0% (17)

                      0% (26)

                      RD-6

                      BP1158-BP1176

                      19

                      18.7

                      94% (17)

                      100% (26)

                      RD-27

                      BP1553

                      1

                      0.8

                      82% (17)

                      100% (26)

                      RD-10

                      BP1948-BP1966

                      18

                      22.7

                      100% (27)

                      0% (53)

                      RD-28

                      BP2122-BP2123

                      2

                      1.7

                      94% (17)

                      100% (26)

                      RD-29

                      BP2822-BP2839

                      17

                      16.9

                      94% (17)

                      100% (26)

                      RD-18

                      BP3314-BP3322

                      9

                      9.4

                      94% (17)

                      92% (26)

                      RD-1*

                      BP0515-BP0516

                      2

                      1

                      0% (17)

                      13% (32)

                      Regions of difference (RDs) are numbered according to Brinig et al [23]. RD-1* is part of RD-1 as was found by Brinig et al [23]. The percentage of strains harbouring the region and the number of strains analyzed are indicated. Size, refers to the size of the deletion.

                      We regret any inconvenience that the incompleteness of Table 1 in the original article might have caused.

                      Authors’ Affiliations

                      (1)
                      Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening (LIS) Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
                      (2)
                      Laboratory for Health Protection Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
                      (3)
                      Pertussis Reference Laboratory, National Public Health Institute
                      (4)
                      Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne

                      References

                      1. King AJ, van Gorkom T, Pennings JL, van der Heide HG, He Q, Diavatopoulos D, et al.: Comparative genomic profiling of Dutch clinical Bordetella pertussis isolates using DNA microarrays: identification of genes absent from epidemic strains. BMC Genomics 2008, 9: 311.PubMedView Article

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                      © King et al. 2010

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