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Correction: assessment of bacterial diversity during composting of agricultural byproducts

Piyush Chandna1, Lata Nain2, Surender Singh2 and Ramesh Chander Kuhad1*

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1 Lignocellulose Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110 021, India

2 Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India

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BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:33  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-14-33

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Received:9 December 2013
Accepted:3 February 2014
Published:11 February 2014

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After the publication of this work [1], we found that Table 4 is a duplication of Table 2 in our related publication [2] and some of the text within the methods section is also duplicated. We have now obtained permission to reuse this material with kind permission from Springer Science + Business Media: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2013) 97 (15) p 6991–7003. Piyush Chandna, Sarita Mallik and Ramesh Chander Kuhad. Table 2. ©Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012.

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  1. Chandna P, Nain L, Singh S, Kuhad RC: Assessment of bacterial diversity during composting of agricultural residues.

    BMC Microbiol 2013, 13:99.


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  2. Chandna P, Mallik S, Kuhad RC: Assessment of bacterial diversity in agricultural by-product compost by sequencing of cultivated isolates and amplified rDNA restriction analysis.

    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2013, 97:6991-7003. PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text OpenURL