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TABLE 5

TABLE 5

Mutation rates estimated from specific loci in higher eukaryotes

OrganismGGeμbμgμegμegs
C. elegans8.0 × 1071.8 × 1072.3 × 10−100.0180.0040.036
Drosophila1.7 × 1081.6 × 1073.4 × 10−100.0580.0050.14
Mouse2.7 × 1098.0 × 1071.8 × 10−100.490.0140.9
Human3.2 × 1098.0 × 1075.0 × 10−110.160.0041.6
  • These are all likely to be underestimates, because not all kinds of mutations are included, particularly those with minor, inconspicuous effects.