In Figure 5B the authors erroneously represented the 5′ DNA cleavage pattern produced by Himar1 transposase as occurring from two nucleotides within the element outward. The correct cleavage pattern is shown below in a corrected Figure 5B and occurs from three nucleotides within the element outward as is clear from Figure 5A. This mistake was carried over into the Discussion (pages 5475–5476) and led to the erroneous conclusion that the termini of Himar1 are cleaved in a manner more similar to that of the Tc1 transposable element rather than that of another mariner‐family element, Mos1. From these data the authors would now predict that all mariner‐family elements share the property of producing predominantly three nucleotide 3′ overhangs upon excision.
- Copyright © 1997 European Molecular Biology Organization