TABLE 6

Mutation rates to detrimental alleles from mutation-accumulation experiments

OrganismTrail studiedUhReference
E. coliRate of reproduction≥0.0002Kibota and Lynch (1996)
C. elegansLifetime reproductive success≥0.0006Keightley and Caballero (1997)
A. thalianaLifetime reproductive success≥0.1S. Schultz and J. A. Willis, personal communication
D. melanogasterEgg-to-adult viability≥0.35aMukai (1964)
≥0.42aMukai et al. (1972)
≥0.15aOhnishi (1977)
  • a The genomic rate is estimated by assuming that chromosome 2 constitutes 40% of the genome.