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1 Biocomputing University of North Texas Molecular Evolution Source: Neil C. Jones and Pavel A. Pevzner. An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms. Chapter 10. MIT Press, 2004. University of North Texas Biocomputing Evolutionary Studies Anatomical features were the dominant criteria used to derive evolutionary relationships between species since Darwin till early 1960s The evolutionary relationships derived from these relatively subjective observations were often inconclusive. Some of them were later proved incorrect Darwin Phenotype Genotype Until 1960s 1960s onwards University of North Texas Biocomputing Who are closer? University of North Texas Biocomputing Human-Chimpanzee Split? University of North Texas Biocomputing Chimpanzee-Gorilla Split? University of North Texas Biocomputing Three-way Split?
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2 University of North Texas Biocomputing Out of Africa Hypothesis Around the time the giant panda riddle was solved, a DNA-based reconstruction of the human evolutionary tree led to the Out of Africa Hypothesis that claims our most ancient ancestor lived in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago University of North Texas Biocomputing Human Evolutionary Tree (cont’d) http://www.mun.ca/biology/scarr/Out_of_Africa2.htm University of North Texas
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course BIOL 1130 taught by Professor Roberts during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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