Funding for this research was provided by:
European Union (European Regional Development Fund-ERDF)/Hellenic Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs — GSRT (11SYN-8-839)
Received: 14 October 2017
Accepted: 27 January 2018
First Online: 8 February 2018
Change Date: 14 June 2018
Change Type: Correction
Change Details: We have recently (8th February 2018) published our article entitled “Molecular, biochemical and kinetic analysis of a novel, thermostable lipase (LipSm) fromStenotrophomonas maltophiliaPsi-1, the first member of a new bacterial lipase family (XVIII)” . While our manuscript was going through the final stages of publication, an article by Samoylova et al.  was published (12th January 2018) in the journalExtremophiles, entitled “Cloning, expression and characterization of the esterase estUT1 fromUreibacillus thermosphaericuswhich belongs to a new lipase family XVIII”. Since we could not have known of the work of Samoylova et al.  when we submitted our manuscript, and in order to avoid confusion in the scientific community, we propose to reclassify LipSm as the first characterized member of the new bacterial lipase family XIX. Therefore throughout our article  “lipase family XVIII” should read “lipase family XIX” (title included).