Mutation rate

Range Spruce (Picea spp.) 2.2×10^-9: Oryza glaberrima (African rice) 1.8×10^-8 mutations/base/year
Organism Plants
Reference Nystedt B et al., The Norway spruce genome sequence and conifer genome evolution. Nature. 2013 May 30 497(7451):579-84. doi: 10.1038/nature12211 p.582 caption to figure 2DPubMed ID23698360
Primary Source [50] Ma, J. & Bennetzen, J. L. Rapid recent growth and divergence of rice nuclear genomes. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 101, 12404–12410 (2004) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0403715101PubMed ID15240870
Comments P.582 caption to figure 2D: "Distributions of insertion times calculated for LTR-RTs [Long terminal repeat-retrotransposons] in Picea abies, Picea glauca and Oryza glaberrima/O. sativa, using mutation rates (per base per year) of 2.2×10^−9 for the Picea spp. and 1.8×10^−8 for O. glaberrima (primary source)."
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