Nucleotide substitution rate

Range 3.887х10^-7 substitutions/site/year
Organism Eurasian field vole Microtus agrestis
Reference Herman JS, Searle JB. Post-glacial partitioning of mitochondrial genetic variation in the field vole. Proc Biol Sci. 2011 Dec 7 278(1724):3601-7 p.3605 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID21508032
Method Times to most recent common ancestor (tMRCA) were estimated using Bayesian genealogy sampling in BEAST v. 1.5.2
Comments The nucleotide substitution rate that researchers estimated here is very high, 3.887?10^-7 substitutions/site/year (95% highest posterior density interval 2.954–4.885?10^-7 substitutions/site/year), similar to short-term mitochondrial mutation rates derived from human pedigrees
Entered by Uri M
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