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Life-History Traits May Affect DNA Mutation Rates in Males More Than in Females

Caption: A composite image of 4 of the 32 mammal species whose life-history traits and DNA mutation rates are studied in the Penn State University laboratory of Kateryna Makova. From the top left corner, moving clockwise: a wild dog, a hyrax, a bat, and an elephant. Individual images are online at http://www.science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2011-news/Makova6-2011.

Credit: Anton Nekrutenko, Makova lab, Penn State University

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