Nature 455, 830 (9 October 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature07346

Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes

Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, Robert A. Edwards, Dana Hall, Florent Angly, Mya Breitbart, Jennifer M. Brulc, Mike Furlan, Christelle Desnues, Matthew Haynes, Linlin Li, Lauren McDaniel, Mary Ann Moran, Karen E. Nelson, Christina Nilsson, Robert Olson, John Paul, Beltran Rodriguez Brito, Yijun Ruan, Brandon K. Swan, Rick Stevens, David L. Valentine, Rebecca Vega Thurber, Linda Wegley, Bryan A. White & Forest Rohwer

Nature 452, 629–632 (2008)

In this Letter, functional diversity and evenness were calculated using log10, but it has been drawn to our attention that the calculations should have been made with natural logs (Table 2). Recalculation does not change the relative levels of diversity; however, this reanalysis showed that a mistake was made in the original evenness calculation. Corrected values are shown in Table 1 below.