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Erratum to: Detection and classification of peaks in 5' cap RNA sequencing data

BMC Genomics201314:767

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-767

Received: 4 November 2013

Accepted: 7 November 2013

Published: 18 November 2013

The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2013 14:S9


After the publication of this work [1], we became aware of several errors.

1. The headings of Table 1 and Table 2 have been swapped. Table 1 heading should read: “Summary of features and how they are calculated” while Table 2 heading should read: “Number of peaks found by Poisson thresholding of sliding window method.”

2. In Methods section, the last sentence of ‘Peak finding’ should read: “Finally, any peak windows separated by less than 50 (not 30) base pairs are merged into a single peak.”

3. In Results section, ‘Classification evaluation’, description of Figure 4B should read: “Recall is essentially the same as for the internal feature set, while a moderate improvement of precision is observed”. Description of Figure 4C should read: “Precision is better, relative to the internal feature set.”

4. One of the software packages we used, Genomic Ranges has been published recently, and can now be referenced [2].

The changes do not affect the correctness of the method described. We regret any inconvenience that these errors might have caused.


Authors’ Affiliations

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney


  1. Strbenac D, Armstrong NJ, Yang JYH: Detection and classification of peaks in 5’ cap RNA sequencing data. BMC Genomics. 2013, 14 (Suppl 5): S9-10.1186/1471-2164-14-S5-S9.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
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