Annotation errors in the B. abortus 2308 genome. (A, B) The original start codon annotation in the publicly available genome (NCBI taxonomy ID 359391) of the succinyl-CoA synthetase subunit beta (BAB1_1926, panel A) and of the KHG aldolase (BAB2_0083, panel B) are indicated by double asterisks whereas the corrected start site is indicated by a single asterisk (BAB1_1926 only). The peptides sequenced by mass spectrometry are highlighted in grey. The 5'-end of the CDS, as currently annotated, are underlined. The predicted sequence of the RBS found in proximity of the corrected start site of BAB1_1926 is boxed. Numbers next to the nucleotide sequence and the schematic gene representation indicate the position in the genome sequence (NC_007618 or NC_007624). (C) Genomic and amino acid sequences of BAB1_1768, as currently found in the publicly available genome, were aligned to their counterparts in B. melitensis 16 M (BMEI0287). The sequence of the peptide detected by mass spectrometry is highlighted in grey. Matching nucleotides are indicated by vertical bars and matching amino acids are indicated by asterisks. The predicted sequence of the RBS found in proximity of the B. abortus start site is boxed.