Number of generations per year in natural populations

Range 100 to 300 Generations/year
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Elena SF, Whittam TS, Winkworth CL, Riley MA, Lenski RE. Genomic divergence of Escherichia coli strains: evidence for horizontal transfer and variation in mutation rates. Int Microbiol. 2005 Dec8(4):271-8. p.276 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID16562379
Primary Source Ochman H, Elwyn S, Moran NA. Calibrating bacterial evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Oct 26 96(22):12638-43.PubMed ID10535975
Entered by Uri M
ID 107086