Message from discussion Neanderthal DNA
From: Dunno <muens...@hushmail.com>
Subject: Re: Neanderthal DNA
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 19:37:50 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: University of Ediacara
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On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Sean Pitman M.D. wrote:
> For those interested in pictures and references etc., I discuss
> Neanderthals and other "early hominids" further at:
Peeked at your page. A mined quote:
"Thus, the largest difference observed between any two human
sequences was two substitutions larger than the
smallest difference between a human and the Neandertal."
Krings, M., Stone, A., Schmitz, R.W., Krainitzki, H., Stoneking, M. and
S., 1997. Neandertal DNA sequences and the origin of modern humans. Cell,
A more recent article with input from some of the same
authors is at
Something that may have not been included in the article you
cite, is that differences among the 9 chimp/bonobo
samples in the study were between 1 and 81 differences.
Differences between humans and bonobos/chimps used in
the study ranged from 78 to 113 differences. Note that
the lower range of human - chimp/bonobo differences fall
within the extremes of the differences amongst the chimp/bonobos.
Unfortunately, this is inconvenient for your argument wrt to
Neandertal MtDNA. Now that more detail is available in a more
recent article, shouldn't you update your page?
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