TABLE 7

Indirect estimates of the detrimental mutation rate

OrganismTrait studiedUhReferences
Several species of selfing plantsVarious life-history traits0.12–0.85Agren and Schemske (1993), Charlesworth et al. (1994), Johnston and Schoen (1995)
Drosophila melanogasterEgg-to-adult viability0.11aTakano et al. (1987)
Early male mating success0.33bHughes (1995)
Male longevity0.30bHughes (1995)
Daphnia pulicariaVarious life-history traits0.40–0.58Deng and Lynch (1997)
Daphnia arenataVarious life-history traits0.19–0.50Deng and Lynch (1997)
  • a The genomic rate is estimated by assuming that chromosome 2 constitutes 40% of the genome.

  • b The genomic rate is estimated by assuming that chromosome 3 constitutes 48% of the genome.