It was brought to our attention that, in the original article, inappropriate manipulation of Figures 1 and 5 took place, specifically, Figures 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G and 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G. Upon review, we have agreed that these figures be removed from the article. The manipulation of the figures involved an effort to increase the contrast of the images to make them more presentable. Although this did not change the interpretation of the data, the manipulation was clearly against our lab policy and the policies of the journal. Given that other data in the paper (e.g., qPCR and other experiments) confirm the data presented in these figures, we feel that the conclusions of the paper remain valid even with the figures removed. Toavoid any additional questions or concerns, we have also corrected Figures 2D, 2E and 2F, aswell as Figures 4D, 4E, 4F, and 4G, and replaced these figures with original images. The corrected figures appear below. Due to the changes mentioned above, a correction has been made to the Results, subsection Gma-miR171o and Gma-miR171q Exhibit Distinct Expression Patterns in Response to Bacterial Infection: “To understand the symbiotic role of gma-miR171o and gma-miR171q in soybean, we measured the relative expression level of these two miRNAs in nodules 3 weeks post-inoculation with B. japonicum, as compared to uninfected root tissues (Figure 1A). Interestingly, these two miRNAs showed opposite expression patterns in response to B. japonicum infection (Figure 1A); gma-miR171o expression was suppressed upon bacterial infection, while gma-miR171q was induced.” A correction has also been made to the Results, subsection Gene Expression and Promoter Localization of GmSCL6-1 and GmNSP2.1 Are Inversely Correlated With Gma-miR171o and Gma-miR171q. Paragraph two has been removed entirely. The authors apologize for these errors and state that they do not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated. (Figure presented.).
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