Mutation rate

Value 1E-10 mutations/bp/generation
Organism Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus spp.
Reference Kashtan N et al., Single-cell genomics reveals hundreds of coexisting subpopulations in wild Prochlorococcus. Science. 2014 Apr 25 344(6182):416-20. doi: 10.1126/science.1248575. Supplementary material p.26 2nd paragraphPubMed ID24763590
Primary Source [78] M. S. Osburne, B. M. Holmbeck, A. Coe, S. W. Chisholm , The spontaneous mutation frequencies of Prochlorococcus strains are commensurate with those of other bacteria. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 3, 744–749 (2011). doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2011.00293.x pmid:23761365PubMed ID23761365
Comments Supplementary material p.26 2nd paragraph: "Assuming a constant mutation rate of 10^-10 mutations per base-pair per generation (primary source) it is possible to estimate the total branch length between two leaves in a phylogenetic tree by 𝑇 = 𝑑/2𝜇 where 𝑑 is the estimated number of mutations that have occurred on the branches, 𝜇 is the mutation rate per bp per generation and 𝑇 is the number of generations from the most recent common ancestor. Based on these assumptions the cN2-C1 to cN2-C5 clades likely diverged at least a few million years ago."
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