Rate of overall mutations (including non deleterious)

Value 2.9 mutation/(haploid genome×generation)
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Lynch M, et al. A genome-wide view of the spectrum of spontaneous mutations in yeast. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 8 105(27):9272-7. p.9276 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18583475
Primary Source Baer CF. et al. , (2006) Cumulative effects of spontaneous mutations for fitness in Caenorhabditis: Role of genotype, environment and stress. Genetics 174:1387–1395.PubMed ID16888328
Comments "A comparable analysis yields a similar conclusion for C. elegans. This species incurs an estimated 2.9 mutations per haploid genome per generation (2.1 base substitutions and small insertion/deletions, 0.8 homopolymeric run changes, and 0.01 microsatellite mutations), whereas the genome-wide deleterious mutation rate has been consistently estimated as ˜0.015 (refs 45, 46), implying that ˜0.5% of mutations in this species have discernible effects on fitness." See BNID 100290
Entered by Uri M
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