TABLE 2.

Estimated rates (per cell division) at which recombination and point mutations were fixed in populations of E. colia

StrainExptRecombination rateMutation rate
BSV1a4.8 × 10−94.6 × 10−8
b4.7 × 10−97.4 × 10−8
BSV2a05.1 × 10−8
  • a See Table 1, footnote a.