# Erratum to: Uncovering rate variation of lateral gene transfer during bacterial genome evolution

- Weilong Hao
^{1}and - G Brian Golding
^{1}Email author

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**DOI: **10.1186/1471-2164-9-556

© Hao and Golding; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008

**Received: **20 October 2008

**Accepted: **25 November 2008

**Published: **25 November 2008

The original article was published in *BMC Genomics* 2008 **9**:235

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_{ j }have no effect on observability. Because the category probabilities have an effect on observability, the appropriate correction is

Here *N* is the total number of gene families and *M* is the number of rate categories. Analyses based on equation (2) as opposed to equation (1) revealed remarkably similar results and all conclusions made based on the old method remain qualitatively unchanged. The additional analyses and the altered tables are provided in Additional File 1 and also available at http://evol.mcmaster.ca/~weilong/research.html. We thank Dr. Matt Spencer for pointing out the difference in averaging methods and thank Drs. David Bryant, Ofir Cohen, Miklós Csűrös, Tal Pupko, and Ed Susko for communication of ideas.

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- Hao W, Golding GB: Uncovering rate variation of lateral gene transfer during bacterial genome evolution. BMC Genomics. 2008, 9: 235-10.1186/1471-2164-9-235.PubMedPubMed CentralView ArticleGoogle Scholar

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