Erratum to: High-resolution bacterial 16S rRNA gene profile meta-analysis and biofilm status reveal common colorectal cancer consortia (npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, (2017), 3, 1, (34), 10.1038/s41522-017-0040-3)

Julia Drewes, James R. White, Christine M. Dejea, Payam Fathi, Thevambiga Iyadorai, Jamuna Vadivelu, April C. Roslani, Elizabeth C. Wick, Emmanuel F. Mongodin, Mun Fai Loke, Kumar Thulasi, Han Ming Gan, Khean Lee Goh, Hoong Yin Chong, Sandip Kumar, Jane W. Wanyiri, Cynthia Louise Sears

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In this Article, in the section entitled ‘Quantitative real-time PCR’ within the Supplementary Methods, the probe for the Bacteroides fragilis 16S real-time PCR reaction was listed incorrectly as 5ʹHEX-AGGGACTGGAAGGCTTTACTGCTTC-3ʹBHQ1. The correct probe for Bacteroides fragilis 16S should be listed as 5ʹHEX-ACACGTATCCAACCTGCCCTTTACTCG-3ʹBHQ1. The mistake was a result of a copy and paste error with a different primer set targeting a B. fragilis toxin gene. All qPCR reactions were performed using the correct probe, and therefore no data were affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2
Journalnpj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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