Impact Factor 4.300

The 5th most cited open-access journal in Microbiology

General Commentary ARTICLE

Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol., 28 January 2015 |

Corrigendum: An evolving perspective on the Pseudomonas aeruginosa orphan quorum sensing regulator QscR

  • Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

A corrigendum on
An evolving perspective on the Pseudomonas aeruginosa orphan quorum sensing regulator QscR

by Chugani, S., and Greenberg, E. P. (2014). Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 4:152. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00152

Figure 1 of the article by Chugani and Greenberg contains errors in the QscR sequence used in the alignment, which we hereby rectify. In the original figure the N-terminal portion of QscR shows as dashes. We resubmit Figure 1 with corrections in the sequence.


Figure 1. An alignment of the QscR sequence with previously characterized LuxR homologs TraR, LuxR, RhlR, LasR, and BviR. We have also included sequences of three ORFs annotated as LuxR-family transcriptional regulators showing significant identity to QscR; Methylosarcina lacus (41% identity), Burkholderia ambifaria (46% identity), and Acinetobacter baumannii (35% identity). Conserved amino acids are shaded in black. Gray shading indicates that 100% of the residues are similar at that position. The numbers at the end of each sequence indicate the percent identity with QscR. The alignment was generated by using the MUSCLE multiple sequence alignment program and the degree of residue shading was determined by using Boxshade. The sequences used in the alignment and their GenBank or NCBI Reference Sequence (RefSeq) accession numbers are Agrobacterium tumefaciens TraR (RefSeq: YP_001967610.1), V. fischeri LuxR (GenBank: M96844), P. aeruginosa LasR (GenBank: M59425), P. aeruginosa RhlR (GenBank: L08962), Burkholderia cepacia BviR (GenBank: AAK35156.1), Burkholderia ambifaria (RefSeq: WP_006749592.1), Methylosarcina lacus (RefSeq: WP_024298126.1), and Acinetobacter baumannii (GenBank: EXS59053.1).

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Keywords: bacterial communication, cell-cell signaling, transcription factors, sociomicrobiology, gene expression regulation

Citation: Chugani S and Greenberg EP (2015) Corrigendum: An evolving perspective on the Pseudomonas aeruginosa orphan quorum sensing regulator QscR. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 4:181. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00181

Received: 05 December 2014; Accepted: 05 December 2014;
Published online: 28 January 2015.

Edited and reviewed by: Vittorio Venturi, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy

Copyright © 2015 Chugani and Greenberg. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.