Moderate nucleotide diversity in the Atlantic herring is associated with a low mutation rate.

Feng C, Pettersson M, Lamichhaney S, Rubin CJ, Rafati N, Casini M, Folkvord A, Andersson L

Elife 6 (-) - [2017-06-30; online 2017-06-30]

The Atlantic herring is one of the most abundant vertebrates on earth but its nucleotide diversity is moderate (π = 0.3%), only three-fold higher than in human. Here, we present a pedigree-based estimation of the mutation rate in this species. Based on whole-genome sequencing of four parents and 12 offspring, the estimated mutation rate is 2.0 × 10

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PubMed 28665273

DOI 10.7554/eLife.23907

Crossref 10.7554/eLife.23907

pmc: PMC5524536

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