TABLE 4

Published values for mutation rates in plant and animal nuclear and organellar genomes

KingdomGenomeTypeRateReference
AnimalNucleusSubstitution9 × 10-10-1 × 10-8Wolfe et al. (1987)
SSR length polymorphism10-5-10-2Jarne and Lagoda (1996)
1 × 10-3Wiessenbach et al. (1992)
6 × 10-4Weber and Wong (1993)
MitochondrionSubstitution2 × 10-8-5 × 10-8Wolfe et al. (1987)
PlantNucleusSubstitution3 × 10-9-5 × 10-8Wolfe et al. (1987)
MitochondrionSubstitution2 × 10-10-1 × 10-9Wolfe et al. (1987)
ChloroplastSubstitution1 × 10-9-3 × 10-9Wolfe et al. (1987)
SSR length polymorphism3.2-7.9 × 10-5This study