Re: Change from 48 to 46 chromosomes

Sean Stinson (
13 Oct 1995 16:49:27 GMT

cc3265@CNSVAX.ALBANY.EDU 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?
Sean replied,
They didn't. Apes have an extra chromosome becuase
chromosome 2 has split into two seperate chromosomes.
ie. humans were first.
ref. Weaver,R.F.,Hedrick,P.W.,(1992)Genetics 2nd Ed.
Wm.C.Brown Publ.,pp77-90?
or any other general genetics text.