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Mutation Rate

  1. Bertram Müller-Myhsok

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005441.pub2

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How to Cite

Müller-Myhsok, B. 2007. Mutation Rate. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

Abstract

Mutation rate is the probability that a mutation occurs on a defined piece of genetic material over a given time frame.

Keywords:

  • mutation rate;
  • incidence;
  • mutation–selection equilibrium;
  • molecular clock