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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Variance Assessment wrt back and parallel mutations
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:00:45 -0600
Correct that to rate per birth or transmission event. The intergeneration
time has no bearing.
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Robert Stafford <>wrote:
> But this is not true. Rates are expressed in mutations per generation.
> Bob Stafford
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Anatole Klyosov <>wrote:
>> >From: Sasson Margaliot < >
>> >2) You also mention the issue of AVERAGE GENERATION TIME.
>> >Mutation rates are calibrated with a certain assumption about generation
>> length, say 30 years.
>> So the "mutation rates" not literally for generation, but rather for 30
>> years. So at least for this part of your objections there is a SIMPLE
>> straightforward answer. You cannot add 20% because of this reson, because
>> was "thought through" in advance.
>> (Anatole) You are correct.
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