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

The Original Article was published on 16 October 2013


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.


  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.

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  2. Lawrence M, Huber W, Pagès H, Aboyoun P, Carlson M, Gentleman R, Morgan MT, Carey VJ: Software for computing and annotating genomic ranges. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013, 9: e1003118-10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003118.

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Strbenac, D., Armstrong, N.J. & Yang, J.Y. Erratum to: Detection and classification of peaks in 5' cap RNA sequencing data. BMC Genomics 14, 767 (2013).

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