Increase in genetic diversity compared to eukaryotes

Range 4-5 fold
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Hartl DL, Dykhuizen DE. The population genetics of Escherichia coli. Annu Rev Genet. 198418: pp. 44PubMed ID6099090
Primary Source Selander RK, Levin BR. Genetic diversity and structure in Escherichia coli populations. Science. 1980 Oct 31210(4469):545-7.PubMed ID6999623
Method A survey of electrophoretic variation in 20 enzymes from 109 clones of escherichia coli from natural populations
Comments In an electrophoretic study of 20 enzymes among 109 strains, 18 of the loci were polymorphic, the number of alleles per polymorphic locus ranged from 2 to 19, and the genetic diversity per locus ranged from 0.06 to 0.89 with a mean of 0.47
Entered by Uri M
ID 102546