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Corrigendum to “VGSC: A Web-Based Vector Graph Toolkit of Genome Synteny and Collinearity”

  • Yiqing Xu | Changwei Bi | ... | Ning Ye |
  •  Article ID 4948583 |
  •  Published 14 Sep 2016
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Corrigendum #2 to “VGSC: A Web-Based Vector Graph Toolkit of Genome Synteny and Collinearity”

  • Yiqing Xu | Changwei Bi | ... | Ning Ye |
  •  Article ID 2150291 |
  •  Published 30 May 2019

Corrigendum | Open Access

Volume 2019 |Article ID 2150291 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2150291

Yiqing Xu, Changwei Bi, Guoxin Wu, Suyun Wei, Xiaogang Dai, Tongming Yin, Ning Ye, "Corrigendum #2 to “VGSC: A Web-Based Vector Graph Toolkit of Genome Synteny and Collinearity”", BioMed Research International, vol. 2019, Article ID 2150291, 1 page, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2150291

Corrigendum #2 to “VGSC: A Web-Based Vector Graph Toolkit of Genome Synteny and Collinearity”

Received19 May 2019
Accepted21 May 2019
Published30 May 2019

The article titled “VGSC: A Web-Based Vector Graph Toolkit of Genome Synteny and Collinearity” [1] was found to contain text, figures, and software similarities with another published article cited as reference #24 in the reference list [2]. The authors used that software, MCScanX, as the basis of the data and figures in the article, without clearly attributing their use of this program.

The authors reimplemented the MCScanX software and extended the utility of MCScanX in two aspects: first, VGSC is able to reproduce MCScanX-generated images as vector graphics, with which researchers can obtain scale-independent and direction-independent versions of MCScanX-generated images for inclusion in published articles; second, MCScanX uses command-line terminals to perform calculations and visualization, whereas VGSC provides an online avenue to utilize MCScanX, vgsc-web.

The authors apologize for not clearly attributing their use of the MCScanX software and note that any study that utilizes VGSC needs to also reference MCScanX’s original publication [2].

In addition, Dr. Ning Ye was incorrectly listed as the corresponding author. The corresponding author is Dr. Yiqing Xu.

References

  1. Y. Xu, C. Bi, G. Wu et al., “VGSC: a web-based vector graph toolkit of genome synteny and collinearity,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2016, Article ID 7823429, 7 pages, 2016. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar
  2. Y. Wang, H. Tang, J. D. Debarry et al., “MCScanX: a toolkit for detection and evolutionary analysis of gene synteny and collinearity,” Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 40, no. 7, article e49, 2012. View at: Publisher Site | Google Scholar

Copyright © 2019 Yiqing Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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