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Erratum to: assessment of bacterial diversity during composting of agricultural byproducts

  • Piyush Chandna1,
  • Lata Nain2,
  • Surender Singh2 and
  • Ramesh Chander Kuhad1Email author
BMC Microbiology201414:33

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-14-33

Received: 9 December 2013

Accepted: 3 February 2014

Published: 11 February 2014

The original article was published in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2012 97:4434


After the publication of this work [1], we found that Table 4 is a duplication of Table 2 in our related publication [2] and some of the text within the methods section is also duplicated. We have now obtained permission to reuse this material with kind permission from Springer Science + Business Media: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2013) 97 (15) p 6991–7003. Piyush Chandna, Sarita Mallik and Ramesh Chander Kuhad. Table 2. ©Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Lignocellulose Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus
Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute


  1. Chandna P, Nain L, Singh S, Kuhad RC: Assessment of bacterial diversity during composting of agricultural residues. BMC Microbiol. 2013, 13: 99-10.1186/1471-2180-13-99. 10.1186/1471-2180PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Chandna P, Mallik S, Kuhad RC: Assessment of bacterial diversity in agricultural by-product compost by sequencing of cultivated isolates and amplified rDNA restriction analysis. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2013, 97: 6991-7003. 10.1007/s00253-012-4434-0.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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