Human Evolution

By Graeme Finlay

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Controversy over human evolution remains widespread. However, the human genome project and genetic sequencing of many other species have provided myriad precise and unambiguous genetic markers that establish our evolutionary relationships with other mammals. Human Evolution: Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies identifies and explains these identifiable, rare and complex markers including endogenous retroviruses, genome-modifying transposable elements, gene-disabling mutations, segmental duplications and gene-enabling mutations. The new genetic tools also provide fascinating insights into when and how many features of human biology arose: from aspects of placental structure, vitamin C dependence and trichromatic vision, to tendencies to gout, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Bringing together a decade's worth of research and tying it together to provide an overwhelming argument for the mammalian ancestry of the human species, the book will be of interest to professional scientists and students in both the biological and biomedical sciences.

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Environmental Science & Ecology -> Evolution

Human Evolution
Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 9/12/13
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1107425190
ISBN 13: 9781107425194
Print ISBN: 9781107040120

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