Table 2

Mutation rates

Genome Region

Mutation Rate

Source


Autosomal

2.5 × 10-8

[48]


Y Chromosome

3 × 10-3 to 1 × 10-8

[49,50]


X Chromosome

1 × 10-8

[51]


Microsatellites

4.5 × 10-4

[52-55]


mtDNA control region

4.3 × 10-3

[56,57]


Common regions of the human genome used in genetic research and their mutation rates.

Stacey et al. BMC Genetics 2008 9:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-9-66

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