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Table 1 Some estimates of mutation parameters from previous experiments on microbes

From: Impacts of mutation effects and population size on mutation rate in asexual populations: a simulation study

  Deleterious Beneficial  
Taxon p d s d ¯ p b s b ¯ Reference
Vesicular stomatitis virus 29.2% 0.24 4.2% 0.042 Sanjuan et al. (2004)a[29]
Tobacco etch potyvirus 36.4% 0.41 0 0 Carrasco et al. (2007)b[30]
S. cerevisiae - 0.22 - - Zeyl and DeVisser (2001)[2]
Diploid S. cerevisiae - - 5.75% 0.061 Joseph and Hall (2004)[31]
E. coli - - - 0.02 Imhof and Schlotterer (2001)[32]
E. coli - - - 0.054 Hegreness et al. (2006)[33]
E. coli - - 0.67%c 0.01 Perfeito et al. (2007)[34]
P. fluorescens - - - 0.023~0.089 Kassen and Bataillon (2006)[35]
  1. a, b: in both studies, p d does not include lethal mutations.
  2. c: p b is 1/150, compared to Drake's famous genome mutation rate 0.0034[13].