linkedin post 2021-11-20 05:37:06

HITCHHIKING MUTATIONS. “Indeed, both mutation-rate scenarios have been observed in an E. coli population in the LTEE. After thousands of generations, a mutation in the nucleoside triphosphate pyrophosphohydrolase gene (mutT) that caused a ~150-fold increase in mutation rates spread through the population, presumably by hitchhiking with one or more beneficial mutations.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/nrg3564

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