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Erratum to: On the reversibility of parasitism: adaptation to a free-living lifestyle via gene acquisitions in the diplomonad Trepomonas sp. PC1
BMC Biologyvolume 14, Article number: 77 (2016)
The original article was published in BMC Biology 2016 14:62
Unfortunately, the original version of this article  contained an error. In the Discussion section, the species name E. terrapinae should be E. moshkovskii in two occasions. The corrected paragraph of the Discussion section can be found below;
“Interestingly, RNR, an essential enzyme for life independent of a host, has been lost in the human parasite Entamoeba histolytica , whereas we identified homologs of RNR of bacterial origins in three divergent Entamoeba species (Fig. 4b), including E. moshkovskii, which is considered to be free-living . This lineage might have adapted to a free-living lifestyle secondarily, similar to Trepomonas. If so, E. moshkovskii is expected to harbour more recently acquired genes associated with a free- living lifestyle. This prediction could be tested by comparative studies of Entamoeba genomes.”
Xu F, Jerlström-Hultqvist J, Kolisko M, et al. On the reversibility of parasitism: adaptation to a free-living lifestyle via gene acquisitions in the diplomonad Trepomonas sp. PC. BMC Biol. 2016;14:62. doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0284-z.
The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0284-z.