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Alec Walnoha Stephen Kilpatrick Evolution 29 August 2007 Homework: Evolution in Action: Science Breakthrough of the Year 2005 1. The average overall difference between the human and chimpanzee genomes is a small 1.2% difference. The average difference in coding regions between humans and chimps is a difference of less than 1%. Taking into consideration the different numbers of insertions and deletions in the genomes, you get a real genomic difference of about 4%. We can learn how just one different protein code in the genomes can account for a vast difference between humans and chimps. In addition, we can reveal how both species have changed from the ancestral species, which allows us to better understand the mechanisms of evolution. 2. Researchers have noticed that when the two different populations of black caps come together on the mating grounds that blackcaps from region A usually mate with other blackcaps from region A. This is drawing the two populations further and further apart
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