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Genetic relationship between Homininae
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17-12-2012, 03:54 AM
Genetic relationship between Homininae
For along time we knew that the closest living relative of the genus Homo is Pan and in vise-versa. I don't know how valid this is, but supposedly chimpanzees have evolved genetically more than Humans from the time of split.
So what would be the current status on the Gorilla genus. Presumably the closest living relative of the gorilla would be the human due to the amount of change that occured in Pan is greater than that of Homo. But I don't know for sure. They never state the closest living relative of the gorilla, nor have I found any results; but they always use statements like, "Gorillas are the second most closest relative to the human" or "The closest living relative of gorillas are chimps and humans". But surely one of those two animals is closer to the gorilla than the other.

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Genetic relationship between Homininae - Hikaru - 17-12-2012 03:54 AM
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