Direct sequencing estimates of mutation rates in mitochondrion (total)

Value 7.2E-08 mutations/site/generation Range: Table - link mutations/site/generation
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Kondrashov FA, Kondrashov AS. Measurements of spontaneous rates of mutations in the recent past and the near future. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010 Apr 27 365(1544):1169-76. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2009.0286. p.1172 table 1PubMed ID20308091
Primary Source Haag-Liautard, C., Coffey, N., Houle, D., Lynch, M., Charlesworth, B. & Keightley, P. D. 2008 Direct estimation of the mitochondrial DNA mutation rate in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Biol. 6, e204. (doi:10. 1371/journal.pbio.0060204)PubMed ID18715119
Method "As far as quantitative estimates of mutation rate are concerned, a large fraction of them have been obtained in recent studies that use a multigeneration direct sequencing approach (table 1)."
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Entered by Uri M
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