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Archived Comments for: Composition and conservation of the mRNA-degrading machinery in bacteria

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  1. corrigendum

    Dharam Singh, Academia Sinica

    9 June 2011

    This corrigendum corrects Table 1 on page 3. During the preparation of the original manuscript, we mistakenly indicated that RNase II and RNase III are essential for cell survival by placing the word ¿Yes¿ in the second column of Table 1. As inactivation of only RNase II (see ref. 24) or RNase III (see Talkad, V., Achord, D. and Kennell, D. (1978) J. Bacteriol. 135: 528-541; Wang, W. and Bechhofer, D.H. (1997) J. Bacteriol. 179: 7379-7385) per se does not abolish E. coli and B. subtilis growth (i.e. two major model organisms primarily used to previously assess the importance of individual ribonucleases in bacterial mRNA turnover), the word ¿Yes¿ in the second column of Table 1 should be read as ¿No¿ in both cases. In addition, as only RNase J1 (but not RNase J2) is essential in B. subtilis for cell survival (Kobayashi et al. (2003) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100: 4678¿4683), the word ¿Yes¿ in the second column of the second part of Table 1 (i.e. Exoribonucleases) should be read as ¿RNase J1/Yes¿.

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