Re: Change from 48 to 46 chromosomes

Mithrandir (
13 Oct 1995 14:20:34 GMT (Daniel D Scripture) wrote:
>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
What if the number of chromosomes of homo sapiens never changed,
but the number of chromosomes on the apes changed? I don't think this
is likely to have happened, but there is always the possibility.

Jan Erik Olsen (Mithrandir)