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Author Correction: High-resolution bacterial 16S rRNA gene profile meta-analysis and biofilm status reveal common colorectal cancer consortia

npj Biofilms and Microbiomesvolume 5, Article number: 2 (2019) | Download Citation


In this Article, in the section entitled ‘Quantitative real-time PCR’ within the Supplementary Methods, the probe for the Bacteroides fragilis 16S real-time PCR reaction was listed incorrectly as 5ʹHEX-AGGGACTGGAAGGCTTTACTGCTTC-3ʹBHQ1. The correct probe for B. fragilis 16S should be listed as 5ʹHEX-ACACGTATCCAACCTGCCCTTTACTCG-3ʹBHQ1. The mistake was a result of a copy and paste error with a different primer set targeting a B. fragilis toxin gene. All qPCR reactions were performed using the correct probe, and therefore no data were affected.

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  1. These authors contributed equally: Julia L. Drewes, James R. White.


  1. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1550 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA

    • Julia L. Drewes
    • , Christine M. Dejea
    • , Payam Fathi
    • , Elizabeth C. Wick
    • , Jane W. Wanyiri
    •  & Cynthia L. Sears
  2. Resphera Biosciences, 1529 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA

    • James R. White
  3. University of Malaya Faculty of Medicine, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • Thevambiga Iyadorai
    • , Jamuna Vadivelu
    • , April C. Roslani
    • , Mun Fai Loke
    • , Kumar Thulasi
    • , Khean Lee Goh
    • , Hoong Yin Chong
    •  & Sandip Kumar
  4. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences, 801 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA

    • Emmanuel F. Mongodin
  5. Monash University Malaysia, School of Science, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

    • Han Ming Gan


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