## mutation rate

in biotechnology
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.M04075
The frequency ($$\text{h}^{-1}$$) with which a @M04074@ occurs within a organism or @G02604@. In general, rates of spontaneous @M04074@ vary between one in $$10^{4}$$ and one in $$10^{8}$$ per gene per generation, and can be considerably increased by mutagens.
Source:
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 161 [Terms] [Paper]