Biology

Why are RNA virus mutation rates so damn high?

by Siobain Duffy

The high mutation rate of RNA viruses is credited with their evolvability and virulence. This Primer, however, discusses recent evidence that this is, in part, a byproduct of selection for faster genomic replication.

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