mutation rate


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mu·ta·tion rate

the probability (or proportion) of progeny genes with a particular component of the genome not present in either biologic parent; usually expressed as the number of mutants per generation occurring at one gene or locus.

mutation rate

(1) The rate of a new mutation in a particular gene, either per gamete or per generation.
(2) The number of mutations per cell division, determined by Luria-Dulbruck fluctuation analysis.

mu·ta·tion rate

(myū-tā'shŭn rāt)
The probability (or proportion) of progeny genes with a particular component of the genome not present in either biologic parent; usually expressed as the number of mutants per generation occurring at one gene or locus.

mutation rate

The number of instances of a particular gene mutation occurring in a population in one generation.

mutation rate

the number of mutations per gene in a fixed time. In sexual organisms this is often measured as the number of mutations per gamete. Rates vary considerably between genes and between organisms, but a typical rate is 1 mutation per locus per 100 000 gametes. In bacteria it can be measured as the average number of mutations per cell per division.
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It is outside the cell nuclear, and it is known that the mutation rate in mtDNA is about 10 times that of the nuclear genes, and that on one section of the mitochondria, its control region, the mutation rate is even one order higher.
Then the mutation process sets the mutation points for [S.sub.xy] according to mutation rate [[delta].sub.xy].
• Precise selection of the average mutation rate (number of changes per construct)