Why are RNA virus mutation rates so damn high?

@article{Duffy2018WhyAR,
  title={Why are RNA virus mutation rates so damn high?},
  author={Siobain Duffy},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={16}
}
  • S. Duffy
  • Published 1 August 2018
  • Biology
  • PLoS Biology
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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