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Erratum to: The Salmonella pathogenicity island 13 contributes to pathogenesis in streptomycin pre-treated mice but not in day-old chickens

  • Jacob R. Elder1,
  • Kim Lam Chiok1,
  • Narayan C. Paul1,
  • Gary Haldorson1,
  • Jean Guard3 and
  • Devendra H. Shah1, 2Email author
Gut Pathogens20168:35

Received: 17 May 2016

Accepted: 24 May 2016

Published: 12 July 2016

The original article was published in Gut Pathogens 2016 8:16

Erratum to: Gut Pathog (2016) 8:16 DOI 10.1186/s13099-016-0098-0

Following publication of the original article in Gut Pathogens [1], it was brought to our attention that graphs for Figures 6 and 8 were interchanged and are therefore incorrect.

Please find the correct Figs. 6 and 8 below. Also in the Results and Discussion section titled “SPI-13 does not contribute to the survival of S. Enteritidis in chicken macrophages,” the uptake of the ΔSPI-13 mutant is incorrectly described as having a higher uptake in HD11 macrophages compared to the WT strain. We observed higher uptake of the WT strain in HD-11 cells.
Fig. 6

Deletion of SPI-13 results in increased uptake and reduced survival (2 and 20 h) in mouse RAW264.7 macrophages. Bars represent mean percent of each phenotype from three biological replicates ± SEM. Significant differences were determined using two sample t test not assuming equal variances (*P < 0.05)

Fig. 8

Deletion of SPI-13 does not affect survival in HD11 chicken macrophages. Macrophages were infected at an MOI of ~20 and the mean percent uptake and percent survival at 2 and 20 h post infection was determined from three biological replicates. Significant differences were determined using two-sample t test not assuming equal variances (*P < 0.05)

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University
Paul Allen School for Global Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
Egg Quality and Safety Research Unit, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture


  1. Elder JR, Chiok KL, Paul NC, Haldorson G, Guard J, Shah DH. The Salmonella pathogenicity island 13 contributes to pathogenesis in streptomycin pre-treated mice but not in day-old chickens. Gut Pathogens. 2016;18:16.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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