Inferring the Process of Human–Chimpanzee Speciation
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Takahasi, K. R. and Innan, H. 2008. Inferring the Process of Human–Chimpanzee Speciation. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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By examining deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence data from closely related species, we may gain insights into the genetic mechanism and process leading to the formation of new species. Recently, several interesting hypotheses have been proposed independently that maintain a complex mode of speciation of humans and chimpanzees, but at present, there does not seem to be any compelling evidence to support this provoking scenario.
- human evolution;