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Correction to: Archaic mitochondrial DNA inserts in modern day nuclear genomes

The Original Article was published on 26 December 2019

Correction to: BMC Genomics

Following the publication of this article [1], the authors reported that the captions of Figs. 3 and 4 were published in the incorrect order, whereby they mismatch with their corresponding images. The figures are reproduced in the correct sequence with the correct captions in this Correction article. The original article has been corrected.

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Phylogenetic trees for NUMTs. Maximum likelihood trees for putative ancestral NUMTs (a, b, c) and putative Denisovan NUMTs (d, e) in relationship with other hominin mtDNA sequences using distances based on nucleotide substitution rates. Ancestral NUMTs form a sister clade to at least all modern humans and are present in 1000 Genomes Project (1000 GP) samples from around the world, except for (c). Denisovan NUMTs are more similar to Denisovan mtDNA than to modern human mtDNA and are not present in 1000 GP samples. Bootstrap values over 50 are indicated at branch locations

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Pairwise nucleotide distances between NUMTs and mtDNA. Pairwise nucleotide distances vs. frequency (in logarithmic scale) within and between 97 modern humans (MHU, purple), 17 Neanderthals (NEA, blue), four Denisovans (DEN, green) and a specific NUMT (NUM, empty bars) for two ancestral NUMTs (a, b) and one Denisovan NUMT (c)


  1. Bücking, et al. Archaic mitochondrial DNA inserts in modern day nuclear genomes. BMC Genomics. 2019;20:1017

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Bücking, R., Cox, M.P., Hudjashov, G. et al. Correction to: Archaic mitochondrial DNA inserts in modern day nuclear genomes. BMC Genomics 21, 55 (2020).

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