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Mutation rates: simpler than we thought?

Brookfield, John F.Y.


John F.Y. Brookfield


Mutation rate variation is often explained by varying optimal rates, or through effective population sizes determining the effectiveness of selection. But a rate difference between humans and owl monkeys is now explained mechanistically as a consequence of differing reproductive longevities.


Brookfield, J. F. (2018). Mutation rates: simpler than we thought?. Current Biology, 28(19), (R1149-R1151). doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.07.067. ISSN 0960-9822

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Jul 19, 2018
Online Publication Date Oct 8, 2018
Publication Date Oct 8, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 7, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 9, 2019
Print ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher Elsevier (Cell Press)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 19
Pages R1149-R1151
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