Nature 394, 101 (2 July 1998) | doi:10.1038/27963

Corrections:  The complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophilic, sulphate-reducing archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus

Hans-Peter Klenk, Rebecca A. Clayton, Jean-Francois Tomb, Owen White, Karen E. Nelson, Karen A. Ketchum, Robert J. Dodson, Michelle Gwinn, Erin K. Hickey, Jeremy D. Peterson, Delwood L. Richardson, Anthony R. Kerlavage, David E. Graham, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Robert D. Fleischmann, John Quackenbush, Norman H. Lee, Granger G. Sutton, Steven Gill, Ewen F. Kirkness, Brian A. Dougherty, Keith McKenney, Mark D. Adams, Brendan Loftus, Scott Peterson, Claudia I. Reich, Leslie K. McNeil, Jonathan H. Badger, Anna Glodek, Lixin Zhou, Ross Overbeek, Jeannine D. Gocayne, Janice F. Weidman, Lisa McDonald, Teresa Utterback, Matthew D. Cotton, Tracy Spriggs, Patricia Artiach, Brian P. Kaine, Sean M. Sykes, Paul W. Sadow, Kurt P. D'Andrea, Cheryl Bowman, Claire Fujii, Stacey A. Garland, Tanya M. Mason, Gary J. Olsen, Claire M. Fraser, Hamilton O. Smith, Carl R. Woese & J. Craig Venter

Nature 390, 364–370; (1997)

The pathway for sulphate reduction is incorrect as published: in Fig. 3 on page 367, adenylyl sulphate 3-phosphotransferase (cysC) is not needed in the pathway as outlined, as adenylyl sulphate reductase (aprAB) catalyses the first step in the reduction of adenylyl sulphate. The correct sequence of reactions is: sulphate is first activated to adenylyl sulphate, then reduced to sulphite and subsequently to sulphide. The enzymes catalysing these reactions are: sulphate adenylyltransferase (sat), adenylylsulphate reductase (aprAB), and sulphite reductase (dsrABD). We thank Jens-Dirk Schwenn for bringing this error to our attention.