Number of base pairs removed per deletion event (in a deletion of >3bp)

Value 800 bp per event Range: ±1900 bp per event
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Ossowski S, Schneeberger K, Lucas-Lledó JI, Warthmann N, Clark RM, Shaw RG, Weigel D, Lynch M. The rate and molecular spectrum of spontaneous mutations in Arabidopsis thaliana. Science. 2010 Jan 1 327(5961):92-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1180677. p.93 left column top paragraphPubMed ID20044577
Method "[Researchers] sequenced the genomes of five individuals derived by 30 generations of single-seed descent from the reference strain Col-0 (4), for which a high-quality genome was published in 2000 (5)."
Comments "Deletions larger than 3bp occurred at a frequency of 0.5×10^-9±0.2×10^-9 per site per generation [BNID 110371] and removed on average 800±1900 bp per event." (note how the distribution is so wide that the standard deviation is larger than the mean-Ron Milo)
Entered by Uri M
ID 110372