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From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:12:58 -0400
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According to the source I quoted earlier, "Genetics" by Hartwell et al 2008, the class of polymorphism that is called a "SNP" has a locus size of a single bp. The rate of mutation is given as 1*10 to the negative 9th. So expressing mutation rates as mutations per base pair vs. mutations per SNP would not appear to be different at all. I am missing something?


> Mutation rates are expressed in mutations per bp, not mutations per SNP.

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