Substitution rates in hepatitis delta virus

@article{Krushkal1995SubstitutionRI,
  title={Substitution rates in hepatitis delta virus},
  author={Julia Krushkal and Wen-Hsiung Li},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={1995},
  volume={41},
  pages={721-726}
}
Substitution rates were estimated for the coding and noncoding regions of the hepatitis delta virus (HDV). The estimated rates of synonymous substitution in HDV were lower than the rates of substitution at nonsynonymous sites and in the noncoding region. HDV has lower synonymous substitution rates than the hepatitis C virus, though both are RNA viruses. The relatively low rate of synonymous substitution in HDV may be due to a strong preference of G and C nucleotides at third codon positions… CONTINUE READING
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