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Erratum to: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes

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It has been brought to our attention that there is an error in the estimated time of occurrence of horizontal transfers in the Drosophila genome in our article [1]. The twelfth paragraph of the Results and discussion section should read:

The distributions of Ks values among the little-diverged TEs display a peak within the range 0.03-0.05 (Figure 3). If we assume a mutational clock of 0.011 substitutions per nucleotide per million years [46], this suggests that most HT has occurred over a broad period of time centered between 1.4 and 2.3 MYA, well after the split of the D. melanogaster and D. simulans lineages 5.4 +/- 1.1 MYA or the time of their most recent common ancestor with D. yakuba, 12.8 +/- 2.7 MYA [46].

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    Bartolome C, Bello X, Maside X: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes. Genome Biology. 2009, 10: R22-10.1186/gb-2009-10-2-r22.

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Bartolomé, C., Bello, X. & Maside, X. Erratum to: Widespread evidence for horizontal transfer of transposable elements across Drosophila genomes. Genome Biol 12, 411 (2012). https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-411

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