In Table 2, the sequence information for the Nichols and Mexico A strains at nucleotide position 2,388 of the tp92 gene was inadvertently switched. The correct sequence at this position is as follows: a deletion in Mexico A and an A in Nichols. Please see the corrected Table 2 here.
The incorrect information in Table 2 was used to create the phylogenetic tree in Figure 2. Please see the corrected Figure 2 here.
Phylogenies were constructed using both Maximum Parsimony and Maximum Likelihood methods to analyze 25 polymorphisms in six concatenated regions of the Treponema genome. The phylogenies were congruent and a Maximum Parsimony tree was chosen for display, with bootstrap support displayed at all nodes that received greater than 50% using both methods.
The authors' explanation of the changes can be viewed on the Comments tab of the article page.
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Citation: The PLOS ONE Staff (2014) Correction: Treponema pallidum Infection in the Wild Baboons of East Africa: Distribution and Genetic Characterization of the Strains Responsible. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92489. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092489
Published: March 20, 2014
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