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I was wondering what is the range of SNP density across species and model organisms.

I.e., what would be a reasonable estimate for the SNP density (i.e., x SNPs for each 1 Kb) in:

  1. humans
  2. humans with the highest variation (i.e., Africans)
  3. flies
  4. mouse
  5. lab mice with highest variation (i.e., isogenic lab mouse 1 with isogenic lab mouse 2 with the highest variation)
  6. model organism with the highest snp density (could be lab or naturally occurring)
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