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Curr Biol. 2013 Feb 18;23(4):R147-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.01.018.

Mutation rates: how low can you go?

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Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19063, USA. paulsnie@sas.upenn.edu

Abstract

Two recent reports combine mutation accumulation and whole-genome sequencing to measure mutation rates in microbes with unusual genome sizes and life cycles. The results are broadly consistent with the hypothesis that genetic drift plays a role in shaping genomic mutation rates across a wide range of taxa.

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23428322
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2013.01.018
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