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Correction: Structure and dynamics of the pan-genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae and closely related species

Claudio Donati1*, N Luisa Hiller2, Hervé Tettelin3, Alessandro Muzzi1, Nicholas J Croucher4, Samuel V Angiuoli3, Marco Oggioni5, Julie C Dunning Hotopp3, Fen Z Hu2, David R Riley3, Antonello Covacci1, Tim J Mitchell6, Stephen D Bentley4, Mogens Kilian7, Garth D Ehrlich2, Rino Rappuoli1, E Richard Moxon8 and Vega Masignani1

Author affiliations

1 Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Via Fiorentina 1, 53100 Siena, Italy

2 Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 152123, USA

3 Institute for Genome Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 801 West Baltimore Street, MD 21201, USA

4 The Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK

5 Laboratorio di Microbiologia Molecolare e Biotecnologia, Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Universita' di Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, 53100 Siena, Italy

6 Division of Infection and Immunity, Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 120 University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK

7 Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark

8 University of Oxford Department of Paediatrics, Medical Sciences Division, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington OX3 9DU, UK

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:140  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-140

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Received:18 October 2011
Accepted:20 October 2011
Published:20 October 2011

© 2011 BioMed Central Ltd.


After publication of this Research [1], we noted that there is a misspelling in the name of Mogens Killian. Furthermore, we noted errors to Additional File 1, Table S1. For the strain S. pneumoniae AP200, the "Location of isolation" should be "Italy" rather than "University of Siena". Also, in the Acknowledgements, we should have thanked all the AP200 genome project participants for providing early access to the AP200 genome sequences rather than Annalisa Pantosti only. The AP200 genome project was supported by a grant from the Italian Ministry of Research (FIRB 2005-RBLA054453).


  1. Claudio Donati, Luisa Hiller N, Hervé Tettelin, Alessandro Muzzi, Croucher NicholasJ, Angiuoli SamuelV, Marco Oggioni, Dunning Hotopp JulieC, Hu FenZ, Riley DavidR, Antonello Covacci, Mitchell TimJ, Bentley StephenD, Mogens Kilian, Ehrlich GarthD, Rino Rappuoli, Richard MoxonE, Vega Masignani: Structure and dynamics of the pan-genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae and closely related species.

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