The original article was corrected. We had used a cell line, Hepa-T1, in the article as a cell line derived from tilapia liver. However, in April 2018 the provider of Hepa-T1, RIKEN BioResource Research Center (RIKEN BRC), informed us that Hepa-T1 was derived from eel but not tilapia. RIKEN BRC found this misidentification by DNA barcoding of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) (Fig. 1) in a course of pursuing more precise method for species identification of cell lines (Almeida et al. 2016). RIKEN BRC suggested a possibility that Hepa-T1 was replaced with Hepa-E1 cell line which was derived from eel and was deposited from the same scientist. RIKEN BRC accepted the deposition of these two cell lines simultaneously in March 1995 and could not detect this misidentification by the method available at that time, i.e. isozyme analysis with lactate dehydrogenase and nucleotide phosphorylase.
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