Author Correction: Re-examination of the relationship between marine virus and microbial cell abundances

Nature Microbiology 1, 15024 (2016); published online 25 January 2016; corrected online 3 October 2017.

The original publication of this Article included analysis of virus and microbial cell abundances and virus-to-microbial cell ratios. Data in the Article came from 25 studies intended to be exclusively from marine sites. However, 3 of the studies included in the original unified dataset were erroneously classified as marine sites during compilation. The records with mis-recorded longitude and latitude values were, in fact, taken from inland, freshwater sources. The three inland, freshwater datasets are ELA, TROUT and SWAT. The data from these three studies represent 163 of the 5,671 records in the original publication. In the updated version of the Article, all analyses have been recalculated using the same statistical analysis pipeline released via GitHub as part of the original publication. Removal of the three studies reduces the unified dataset to 5,508 records. Analyses involving all grouped datasets have been updated with changes noted in each figure. All key results remain qualitatively unchanged. All data and scripts used in this correction have been made available as a new, updated GitHub release to reflect the updated dataset and figures.

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The original article can be found online at https://doi.org/10.1038/nmicrobiol.2015.24.

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Wigington, C.H., Sonderegger, D., Brussaard, C.P.D. et al. Author Correction: Re-examination of the relationship between marine virus and microbial cell abundances. Nat Microbiol 2, 1571 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-017-0042-1

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