Haploid mutation rate

Value 0.06 1/genome/generation
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Joseph SB, Hall DW. Spontaneous mutations in diploid Saccharomyces cerevisiae: more beneficial than expected. Genetics. 2004 Dec168(4):1817-25 Table - link PubMed ID15611159
Primary Source Shaw FH, Geyer CJ, Shaw RG. A comprehensive model of mutations affecting fitness and inferences for Arabidopsis thaliana. Evolution. 2002 Mar56(3):453-63.PubMed ID11989677
Method Mutation accumulation studies. For the distribution of mutational effects, researchers retain Keightley's assumption of the gamma distribution, to take advantage of the flexibility of its shape. Because the conventional gamma is one sided, restricting it to unidirectional effects, they include an additional parameter, rho, as an amount it is displaced from zero. Estimation is accomplished by Markov chain Monte Carlo maximum likelihood.
Comments The effect of mutations is measured in homozygotes. See BNID 102439, 105036
Entered by Uri M
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