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Erratum to: draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus smith 1828
© The Author(s). 2017
Received: 11 September 2017
Accepted: 11 September 2017
Published: 25 September 2017
The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:532
The following figure captions were in the incorrect order:
The correct Figure legend should be: Overview of taxonomy of whale shark protein best matches to the nr database. Figure was constructed from best BLAST matches to the nr database using Krona  tool.
The correct Figure legend should be: Overview of best matches to the protein database that map to the Chordata taxonomy group.
The correct Figure legend should be: Phylogeny based on alignment of conserved single-copy proteins. Silhouettes are not to scale. Accessions: Petromyzon: GCA_000148955.1, Callorhinchus: GCA_000165045.2, Latimeria: GCA_000225785.1, Danio: GCA_000002035.3, Gadus: GCA_000231765.1, Gasterosteus: GCA_000180675.1, Oryzias: version MEDAKA1 (Ensembl), Oreochromis: GCA_000188235.1, Takifugu: GCA_000180615.2, Tetraodon: GCA_000180735.1. Silhouette credits: Petromyzon by Gareth Monger, CC-BY; Callorhinchus by Tony Ayling, CC-BY-SA; Rhincodon by Scarlet23, vectorized by T. Michael Keesey, CC-BY-SA; Latimeria by Maija Karala, CC-BY-NC-SA; Gadus, Oreochromis, Tetraodon, Gasterosteus by Milton Tan; Danio, Oryzias, Takifugu, no copyright.
All mentions of the GenBank ID LVEK00000000 are incorrect, and should be LVEK00000000.1. This was present in both Table 1 of the original article, and in the Availability of Data and Materials section. In updated version of Table 1 (Corrected Table 1) has been included with this Erratum.
High quality draft
Illumina: paired end library; 454: single end library
Illumina HiSeq 2000/454 GS FLX Titanium
SOAPdenovo (v. 2.04)
Gene calling method
AUGUSTUS. Proteins matched against the NCBI nr database using BLASTP, and the INTERPRO profile database using InterProScan
GenBank Date of Release
The original article has also been corrected.
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Corrected Table 1 :
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- Read TD, Petit RA III, Joseph SJ, Alam MT, Weil MR, Ahmad M, Bhimani R, Vuong J, Haase CP, Webb DH, Tan M, Dove ADM. Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus smith 1828. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:532. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3926-9.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar