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Correction: Comparative genomic profiling of Dutch clinical Bordetella pertussis isolates using DNA microarrays: identification of genes absent from epidemic strains

Audrey J King1*, Tamara van Gorkom1, Jeroen LA Pennings2, Han GJ van der Heide1, Qiushui He3, Dimitri Diavatopoulos4, Kees Heuvelman1, Marjolein van Gent1, Karin van Leeuwen1 and Frits R Mooi1

Author affiliations

1 Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening (LIS) Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

2 Laboratory for Health Protection Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

3 Pertussis Reference Laboratory, National Public Health Institute, Finland

4 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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BMC Genomics 2010, 11:196  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-196


The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/11/196


Received:19 March 2010
Accepted:24 March 2010
Published:24 March 2010

© 2010 King et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Correction

After the publication of this work [1] we found out that Table 1 was not filled in correctly in the original article. The total number of strains analyzed in the ptxP1 or the ptxP3 lineage was not shown between the brackets, leading to incompleteness of the data. The revised Table 1 is shown below.

Table 1. Presence of regions of difference in Dutch clinical isolates from 1993 to 2004

We regret any inconvenience that the incompleteness of Table 1 in the original article might have caused.

References

  1. King AJ, van Gorkom T, Pennings JL, van der Heide HG, He Q, Diavatopoulos D, et al.: Comparative genomic profiling of Dutch clinical Bordetella pertussis isolates using DNA microarrays: identification of genes absent from epidemic strains.

    BMC Genomics 2008, 9:311. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL