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Archived Comments for: The distribution, diversity, and importance of 16S rRNA gene introns in the order Thermoproteales

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  1. Clarification regarding reference 42

    Zackary Jay, Montana State University

    21 October 2015

    The authors would like to call attention to the fact that reference 42 is incorrectly referenced in this manuscript. The intron in that study is self-splicing and does not require a protein for excision. In contrast, the Thermoproteales introns require a tRNA splicing endonuclease for excision. The authors apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

    Competing interests

    None declared