Following the publication of the article 'Genome sequence and rapid evolution of the rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae PXO99A. BMC Genomics 2008, 9:204' , the submitting author became aware that two co-authors had been omitted. Therefore, this article, which states the contributions that these authors made to the original article, has been submitted as a correction. We apologize for any inconvenience this oversight may have caused.
Corrected author list
Steven L Salzberg, Daniel D Sommer, Michael C Schatz, Adam M Phillippy, Pablo D Rabinowicz, Seiji Tsuge, Ayako Furutani, Hirokazu Ochiai, Arthur L Delcher, David Kelley, Ramana Madupu, Daniela Puiu, Diana Radune, Martin Shumway, Cole Trapnell, Gudlur Aparna, Gopaljee Jha, Alok Pandey, Prabhu B Patil, Hiromichi Ishihara, Damien F Meyer, Boris Szurek, Valerie Verdier, Ralf Koebnik, J Maxwell Dow, Robert P Ryan, Hisae Hirata, Shinji Tsuyumu, Sang Won Lee, Young-Su Seo, Malinee Sriariyanum, Pamela C Ronald, Ramesh V Sonti, Marie-Anne Van Sluys, Jan E Leach, Frank F White and Adam J Bogdanove.
Corrected authors' contributions
SLS, JEL, FFW, and AJB conceived the project. SLS, PDR, and AJB coordinated and oversaw the project. SLS and PDR managed all genomic sequencing. DP and MCS did the initial assembly of the genome. DR directed the sequence finishing and gap closure activities. MCS, AMP, and ALD created the final assembly. RM was in charge of the initial, semi-automated genome annotation. MCS, CT, and SLS carried out the overall structural analysis of the genome. PBP and RVS performed the whole genome alignments for phylogenetic analysis. DK, CT, DDS, and SLS compared the gene content of PXO99A and MAFF. CT and MVS analyzed IS elements. GA and RVS analyzed the adhesin locus. MCS, ALD, and SLS discovered and characterized the 212 kb duplication. FFW carried out the TAL effector analysis, assisted by RK and AJB. CT documented rearrangements in the PXO99A genome relative to MAFF. DDS, SLS and RK investigated the CRISPRs. SeT, AF, and HO validated the MAFF assembly. SLS identified regions of possible lateral gene transfer. DK optimized annotation of hypothetical protein genes. SeT, AF, GA, GJ, AP, PBP, RVS, HI, DFM, BS, VV, JMD, RPR, HH, ShT, SWL, YS, MS, PCR, RVS, MVS, JEL, FFW, and AJB contributed to the manual annotation. SLS and AJB drafted the manuscript, assisted by PDR, SeT, GA, PBP, RVS, RK, MVS, JEL, and FFW. All authors approved the final manuscript.
Salzberg SL, Sommer DD, Schatz MC, Phillippy AM, Rabinowicz PD, Tsuge S, Furutani A, Ochiai H, Delcher AL, Kelley D, et al.: Genome sequence and rapid evolution of the rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae PXO99A.