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?
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.