Author Correction: The chromosomal organization of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria

The Original Article was published on 10 October 2017

Correction to: Nature Communications, published online 10 October 2017.

The original version of this Article contained an error in Eq. 2. This equation incorrectly included a 2 in the denominator, and incorrectly read: \(\beta _{{\mathrm{SIM}}} = \frac{{\mathop {\sum}\nolimits_{i < j} {{\mathrm{min}}\left( {b_{ij}, \, b_{ji}} \right)} }}{{2 \cdot \left( {\mathop {\sum}\nolimits_i {S_i \, - \, S_T} } \right) \, + \, \mathop {\sum}\nolimits_{i < j} {{\mathrm{min}}\left( {b_{ij}, \, b_{ji}} \right)} }}\).

The correct form of Eq. 2 is: \(\beta _{{\mathrm{SIM}}} = \frac{{\mathop {\sum}\nolimits_{i < j} {{\mathrm{min}}\left( {b_{ij},\, b_{ji}} \right)} }}{{\left( {\mathop {\sum}\nolimits_i {S_i \, - \, S_T} } \right) \, + \, \mathop {\sum}\nolimits_{i < j} {{\mathrm{min}}\left( {b_{ij}, \, b_{ji}} \right)} }}\)

All the calculations of BSIM are correct and were made following the correct form of Equation 2.

This has been corrected in the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.

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Correspondence to Pedro H. Oliveira or Marie Touchon.

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Oliveira, P.H., Touchon, M., Cury, J. et al. Author Correction: The chromosomal organization of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria. Nat Commun 11, 1155 (2020).

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