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Table 3 Mutation rate in viruses.

From: Moderate mutation rate in the SARS coronavirus genome and its implications

Organism Mutation rate Ref.
ssRNA positive-strand viruses (coronaviruses)   
   Mouse hepatitis virus 0.44 – 2.77 × 10-2 per site per year [6]
   Transmissible gastroenteritis virus 0.7 × 10-3 per site per year [7]
   Infectious bronchitis virus 0.67 – 1.33 × 10-5 per site per year [8]
ssRNA positive-strand viruses (non-coronaviruses)   
   Hepatitis C virus 0.82 × 10-3 per site per year [9]
   GBV-C/HGV 3.9 × 10-3 per site per year [10]
   Foot-and-mouth disease virus 6 ×10-3 per site per year [11]
ssRNA negative-strand viruses   
   Influenza A virus 2.28 × 10-3 per site per year [12]
  2.3 × 10-3 per site per year [13]
   Infectious salmon anaemia virus 0.96 × 10-3 per site per year [14]
   Measles virus 0.9 × 10-4 per site per generation [15]
Retroviruses   
   HIV-1 1.7 × 10-3 per site per year [16]
  1.62 × 10-2 per site per year [17]
   SIVagm virus 0.4 – 7.2 × 10-2 per site per year [18]
   Bovine leukemia virus 4.8 × 10-6 per site per generation [19]
   Human T-cell leukemia virus 1.2 × 10-5 per site per generation [19]
   Visna virus 1.7 × 10-3 per site per year [20]