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The 'bushy' hominid tree

Laurence Martin Cook LCOOK at fs1.scg.man.ac.uk
Tue Aug 21 05:21:03 EST 2001

Andrew Gyles wrote
> The 'bushy' hominid tree, hominid extinction and human linkage
> disequilibrium (hypothesis)
> I propose that the common ancestor of the hominids adapted to a changing
> climate and environment by rapid genetic change. 
[which was] ..... the rapid loss of alleles in the germ line 
> through unusually vigorous repairing of mispaired bases in 
> heteroduplex segments during crossing over in meiosis. 

What would cause that to occur and how was it adaptive 

> I propose that in the ape lines of descent the repairing of mispaired bases
> in heteroduplexes was not as vigorous as it was in the hominids.

same question.

Laurence M. Cook
The Manchester Museum 
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL U.K.
and:_lcook2 at excite.com


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