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

  • Audrey J King1Email author,
  • Tamara van Gorkom1,
  • Jeroen LA Pennings2,
  • Han GJ van der Heide1,
  • Qiushui He3,
  • Dimitri Diavatopoulos4,
  • Kees Heuvelman1,
  • Marjolein van Gent1,
  • Karin van Leeuwen1 and
  • Frits R Mooi1
BMC Genomics201011:196

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-196

Received: 19 March 2010

Accepted: 24 March 2010

Published: 24 March 2010

The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2008 9:311

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.

Notes

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: Comparative genomic profiling of Dutch clinical Bordetella pertussis isolates using DNA microarrays: identification of genes absent from epidemic strains. BMC Genomics. 2008, 9: 311-10.1186/1471-2164-9-311.PubMed CentralPubMedView ArticleGoogle Scholar

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