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Correction: Is a Genome a Codeword of an Error-Correcting Code?

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Correction: Is a Genome a Codeword of an Error-Correcting Code?

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The statistical values are incorrect in the Results and Discussion section. The last four sentences of the fourth paragraph should read:

Since in this case we have 255 possibilities, an upperbound is 293,760 codewords to be tested. Now, since there is always one nucleotide difference, we have to realize three times 511 tests for each one of the 293,760 codewords. Therefore, yielding a total of test to be realized. Thus, the probability of finding a given sequence is , that is, approximately 1 sequence out of 109.

The second equation in the fifth paragraph should be:

The last four sentences of the sixth paragraph should read:

Since in this case we have 1023 possibilities, an upperbound is 4,321,152 codewords to be tested. Now, since there is always one nucleotide difference, we have to realize three times 2047 tests for each one of the 4,321,152 codewords. Therefore, yielding a total of tests to be realized. Thus, the probability of finding a given sequence is , that is, approximately 1 sequence out of .

Reference

  1. 1. Faria LCB, Rocha ASL, Kleinschmidt JH, Silva-Filho MC, Bim E, et al. (2012) Is a Genome a Codeword of an Error-Correcting Code? PLoS ONE 7(5): e36644