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Erratum to: Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis

  • Ales Pecinka1, 2,
  • Wei Fang3, 1,
  • Marc Rehmsmeier4, 1,
  • Avraham A Levy5 and
  • Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid1Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Biology201210:33

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-10-33

Received: 3 April 2012

Accepted: 18 April 2012

Published: 18 April 2012

The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Biology 2011 9:24

Correction

The authors noted that three values in Table 1 need corrections [1]. The MRF for self-pollinated diploids should be corrected from 15.4% to 16.8%, for self-pollinated autotetraploids from 20.5% to 23.2%, and for self-pollinated allotetraploids from 24.1% to 28.0%, applying the correct formula for genotype combinations upon self-pollination given in reference nine. Similar corrections need to be done to Additional Files 1, 2 and 3. See also Rehmsmeier 2012 [2]. The changes do not affect any of the conclusions presented in the original manuscript. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this error.
Table 1

Meiotic recombination frequencies (MRF) in diploid, autotetraploid and allotetraploid Arabidopsis1

Ploidy

Meiosis2

Plants

Seed fluorescence

Seeds total

MRF (%)

S.D.4 (%)

(species)

  

Green-only

Red-only

Yellow3

None

   

Diploid

Female

6

66

71

830

894

1861

7.4

1.9

A. thaliana

Selfed

3

322

333

2805

791

4251

16.8

1.1

 

Male

3

147

143

561

582

1433

20.2

0.3

Autotetraploid

Female

10

264

317

1587

1703

3871

15.0

3.2

A. thaliana

Selfed

10

1868

2216

12707

3098

19889

23.2

1.4

 

Male

9

506

492

1227

1345

3570

28.0

3.0

Allotetraploid

Female

5

181

214

1348

1305

3048

13.0

2.5

A. suecica

Selfed

5

275

298

1484

320

2377

28.0

2.6

 

Male

5

598

599

1412

1410

4019

29.8

3.1

1 Detailed values for individual plants are given in Additional Files 1,2 and 3

2 Transmission of the meiotic recombination tester through maternal (female), paternal (male) or both gametes (selfed) determined by reciprocal crosses (female, male) or self-pollination.

3 Seeds showing both red and green fluorescence.

4 S.D. - standard deviation, calculated from the individual crosses/self-pollinations in Additional Files 1, 2 and 3

Notes

Declarations

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
(2)
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
(3)
Northwest A & F University
(4)
Uni Computing
(5)
Department of Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science

References

  1. Pecinka A, Fang W, Rehmsmeier M, Levy AA, Mittelsten Scheid O: Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis. BMC Biology. 2011, 9: 24-10.1186/1741-7007-9-24. [http://​www.​biomedcentral.​com/​1741-7007/​9/​24]PubMedPubMed CentralView Article
  2. Rehmsmeier M: Response to Wang and Luo. BMC Biology. 2012, 10: 32-10.1186/1741-7007-10-32.PubMedPubMed CentralView Article

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