Human/Chimp DNA Homology
gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Thu Feb 2 06:11:25 EST 1995
This work goes back to at least:
King, M.C. & A.C. Wilson (1975). Evolution at two levels in humans and
chimpanzees. Science 188, 107-116.
-Dick Gordon, U.Manitoba[Feb2,95]
On Tue, 31 Jan 1995 bullock at kea.lincoln.ac.nz wrote:
> Statements along the lines that human and chimpanzee genes (DNA?) share over
> 90% sequence homology are commonly bandied about. Does this refer to gene
> sequences or to total DNA (presumably from hybridisation kinetics)? If
> anyone can provide references to original papers I would be grateful, as my
> Boolian logic or the database indexing has not proved equal to the task.
> David W. Bullock Tel: 64 3 325 3803
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