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THEORIES OF HUMAN EVOLUTION

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Mon Sep 26 07:58:05 EST 1994


Dear Foster:
On 25 Sep 1994 FCARR at delphi.com wrote:
>     *If one where to analyze where most of the
>     5% difference in DNA sequence exists between homo sapiens  and
>     chimpanzees then you would find that it is not in the unique
>     coding sequences but in the repetitive DNA....
>     *There are also other scientists who study endogenous retroviruses,
>     who believe that they play a major evolutionary role. *I hypothesize
>     that the presence  of some repetitive elements represents the genetic
>     fossil record of prior viral symbiogenic relationships which were
>     responsible for the development of new species.
*Please provide references for above.
>     Can anybody give other potential examples of symbiogenesis leading
>     to the creation of a new species, genus, family, or order?
See:
Williamson, D. I. (1992). Larvae and Evolution: Toward a New Zoology. New
York: Chapman & Hall. (hb, 223pp.)
for new species via "fusion" of genomes of two existing species.
-Dick Gordon[Sep26,94]





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