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BMC Bioinformatics

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Erratum to: Genomic prediction using subsampling

  • Alencar Xavier1,
  • Shizhong Xu2,
  • William Muir3 and
  • Katy Martin Rainey1Email author
BMC BioinformaticsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:222

Received: 3 April 2017

Accepted: 7 April 2017

Published: 26 April 2017

The original article was published in BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18:191


Following publication of this article [1], it has come to our attention that some of the equations included were distorted by a formatting issue in the PDF form. This issue affected Eqs. 8, 9 and 11. The correct forms of the equations are shown below.
$$ {\sigma}_{\mathrm{b}}^2\left|*\sim \frac{{\mathbf{b}}^{\hbox{'}}\mathbf{b} + {\mathrm{S}}_{\mathrm{b}}{\nu}_{\mathrm{b}}}{\chi_{\mathrm{p}+{\nu}_{\mathrm{b}}}^2}\kern0.24em \mathrm{and}\kern0.24em {\sigma}_{\mathrm{e}}^2\right|*\sim \frac{{\mathbf{e}}^{\hbox{'}}\mathbf{e} + {\mathrm{S}}_{\mathrm{e}}{\nu}_{\mathrm{e}}}{\chi_{\mathrm{n}+{\nu}_{\mathrm{e}}}^2} $$
$$ {\mathrm{b}}_{\mathrm{j}}^{\mathrm{t}+1}\Big|*\sim \mathrm{N}\left(\frac{{\overset{\sim }{\mathbf{x}}}_{\mathbf{j}}\hbox{'}{\overset{\sim }{\mathbf{e}}}^{\mathrm{t}}+\psi {\mathbf{x}}_{\mathrm{j}}\hbox{'}{\mathbf{x}}_{\mathrm{j}}{\mathrm{b}}_{\mathrm{j}}^{\mathrm{t}}\ }{\psi {\mathbf{x}}_{\mathrm{j}}\hbox{'}{\mathbf{x}}_{\mathrm{j}}+{\uplambda}_{\mathrm{j}}},\frac{\sigma_{\mathrm{e}}^2}{\psi {\mathbf{x}}_{\mathrm{j}}\hbox{'}{\mathbf{x}}_{\mathrm{j}}+{\uplambda}_{\mathrm{j}}}\right) $$
$$ {\sigma}_{\mathrm{e}}^2\Big|*\sim \frac{{\overset{\sim }{\mathbf{e}}}^{\hbox{'}}\overset{\sim }{\mathbf{e}} + {\mathrm{S}}_{\mathrm{e}}{\nu}_{\mathrm{e}}}{\chi_{\uppsi \mathrm{n}+{\nu}_{\mathrm{e}}}^2} $$



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Agronomy, Purdue University
Department of Plant Science, University of California
Department of Animal Science, Purdue University


  1. Xavier A, Xu S, Muir W, Rainey K. Genomic prediction using subsampling. BMC Bioinformatics. 2017;18:1. doi:10.1186/s12859-017-1582-3.Google Scholar


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