Table 1

Rates of mutation and phenotypic change on trunk and side branches and mutational expectation

Baseline

Side branch

Trunk

Trunk/side branch


Mutation size (antigenic units)

0.60

0.79

1.58

1.99×

Mutation rate (mutations per year)

0.04

0.06

0.81

13.23×

Antigenic flux (antigenic units per year)

0.02

0.05

1.27

26.25×


Bedford et al. BMC Biology 2012 10:38   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-38

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