Re: Change from 48 to 46 chromosomes

Daniel D Scripture (
13 Oct 1995 05:45:46 GMT

In article <45hi7e$> (donald e. tyler) writes:
>Any evolutionary guesses
>as to how apes with 48
>chromosomes were changed
>to homo sapiens with 46?
Why sure: one of those lost chromosomes controlled our previous
propensity for hairiness, and the other is what kept us
knucklewalkers. Probably a bad _guess_, but it keeps me out of a lot
of fruitless arguments.

Dan Scripture
UC Santa Cruz