Front. Microbiol., 22 November 2021
Sec. Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Corrigendum: An Evolutionary Arms Race Between Burkholderia pseudomallei and Host Immune System: What Do We Know?

Chalita Chomkatekaew1, Phumrapee Boonklang1, Apiwat Sangphukieo1,2 and Claire Chewapreecha1,2,3*
  • 1Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program, School of Bioresource and Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 3Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

A Corrigendum on
An Evolutionary Arms Race Between Burkholderia pseudomallei and Host Immune System: What Do We Know?

by Chomkatekaew, C., Boonklang, P., Sangphukieo, A., and Chewapreecha, C. (2020). Front. Microbiol. 11:612568. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.612568

In the original article, there was a mistake in Figure 1 as published. The annotation of core and accessory genes in the Figure 1 was misplaced. The corrected figure appears below.


Figure 1. Selection pressure acting on B. pseudomallei population. The histogram summarizes ranges of dN/dS calculated from predicted coding sequences from a collection of diverse B. pseudomallei population from northeast Thailand (Chewapreecha et al., 2019), and B. thailandensis genomes from the public database. B. pseudomallei and B. thailandensis have highly plastic genomes comprising of at least two chromosomes of ~7–8 Mb in size when combined. Using a pan-genome approach, all coding sequences could be categorized as “core” (present in all genomes) or “accessory” (variably present across studied genomes). Accessory genes display an elevated level of dN/dS which is signatures of positive selection or more relaxed purifying selection.

The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

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Keywords: melioidosis, evolution, burkholderia, host immune system, genetic variants

Citation: Chomkatekaew C, Boonklang P, Sangphukieo A and Chewapreecha C (2021) Corrigendum: An Evolutionary Arms Race Between Burkholderia pseudomallei and Host Immune System: What Do We Know? Front. Microbiol. 12:801975. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.801975

Received: 26 October 2021; Accepted: 29 October 2021;
Published: 22 November 2021.

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*Correspondence: Claire Chewapreecha,

These authors have contributed equally to this work