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Table 6 Population size and critical mutation rate in viruses. Correlation (r = 0.636, P = 0.125) between the experimentally calculated genomic mutation rate (μg) and genomic size of some RNA viruses (adapted from [35]).

From: Validating viral quasispecies with digital organisms: a re-examination of the critical mutation rate

Virus Size (kb) μg
Lytic RNA viruses   
   VSV [27] 11.2 1.07
   Poliovirus [36] 7.4 0.81
   Influenza A virus [36] 13.6 0.99
Retroviruses [37]   
   Spleen necrosis virus 7.8 0.16
   Molony murine leukemia virus 8.4 0.029
   Rous sarcoma virus 9.3 0.43
   HIV-1 [38] 9.2 0.22