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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

  • Feifei Xu1,
  • Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist1, 5,
  • Martin Kolisko2, 3, 6,
  • Alastair G. B. Simpson2, 4,
  • Andrew J. Roger3, 4,
  • Staffan G. Svärd1 and
  • Jan O. Andersson1Email author
BMC Biology201614:77

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-016-0302-1

Received: 12 August 2016

Accepted: 25 August 2016

Published: 12 September 2016

The original article was published in BMC Biology 2016 14:62

Erratum

Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] 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 [21], 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 [71]. 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.”

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University
(2)
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
(3)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
(4)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program
(5)
Present address: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University
(6)
Present address: Botany Department, University of British Columbia

Reference

  1. 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.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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