Mutation rates in retroelements

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Organism Various
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
Method The rates are based on targets large enough (300-9000 bp) to sample the genome fairly
Comments The retroviruses and one retrotransposon have mutation rates about one order of magnitude less than Lytic RNA viruses (BNID 104749)
Entered by Uri M
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