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Erratum to: Inference of miRNA targets using evolutionary conservation and pathway analysis

  • Dimos Gaidatzis1,
  • Erik van Nimwegen1,
  • Jean Hausser1 and
  • Mihaela Zavolan1Email author
BMC Bioinformatics20078:248

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-8-248

Received: 02 July 2007

Accepted: 12 July 2007

Published: 12 July 2007

The original article was published in BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8:69

In our manuscript on miRNA target predictions [1] we made use of a number of genome alignments that we obtained from the UCSC genome browser. We regret that, due to a misunderstanding, we failed to explicitly acknowledge the sequencing centers that made the genome sequences, that were used to construct these alignments, available before publication.

These centers are: the Agencourt Bioscience Corporation [2] for the Drosophila ananassae, Drosophila mojavensis, and Drosophila virilis sequence data, the Genome Sequencing Center at the Washington University School of Medicine [3] for the Drosophila yakuba, Drosophila simulans, and Caernorhabditis remanei sequence data, the Human Genome Sequencing Center at the Baylor College of Medicine [4] for the Bos taurus and Rhesus macaque genome sequence, the Broad Institute [5] for the Monodelphis domestica genome sequence, and the Sanger Center [6] for the Danio rerio genome sequence.

We understand that continuing free access to data from large scale sequencing efforts requires careful acknowledgement and we apologize sincerely for this unfortunate oversight.


Authors’ Affiliations

Biozentrum, University of Basel


  1. Gaidatzis D, van Nimwegen E, Hausser J, Zavolan M: Inference of miRNA targets using evolutionary conservation and pathway analysis. BMC Bioinformatics 2007, 8: 69. 10.1186/1471-2105-8-69PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Agencourt Bioscience Corporation[]
  3. Washington University School of Medicine[]
  4. Baylor College of Medicine[]
  5. Broad Institute[]
  6. Sanger Center[]


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