Mutation rates in Lytic RNA viruses

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Organism Virus
Reference Drake JW. The distribution of rates of spontaneous mutation over viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1999 May 18 870:100-7PubMed ID10415476
Comments The lytic RNA viruses have the highest mutation rates by any reckoning. These rates are so large that increases of only about 2.5-fold extinguish the population.
Entered by Uri M
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