Mutation rate

Value 1 mutation/genome/replication
Organism RNA viruses
Reference Anderson JP, Daifuku R, Loeb LA. Viral error catastrophe by mutagenic nucleosides. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2004 58 :183-205. p.185 1st paragraphPubMed ID15487935
Comments When normalized to genome length, the mutation rate of riboviruses is approximately 1 mutation per genome per genome duplication retroviruses have a lower mutation rate, and DNA viruses and bacteria have a much lower mutation rate, near 0.0034 (Drake 1999, PMID 10415476)
Entered by Uri M
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