[geocentrism] Re: Of kinds

  • From: Paul Deema <paul_deema@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Geocentrism@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:10:45 +0000 (GMT)

Philip M
I needed to check on chromosome counts before commenting, so I looked for 
'chromosome horse donkey mule'. I chose the second hit -- Wiki again! Quite a 
lot of good info here though I didn't cross check the results.
Interesting point -- Man has 46 chromosomes, horses 64, donkies 62, mules 63. 
Back when I thought that Man at the top of the evolutionary tree must have the 
highest chromosome count, I found a reference to a fern which, from memory, had 
512. Very sobering.
Again from Wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimpanzee_genome_project we 
learn that the apes have 48 chromosomes and it appears that human chromosome 2 
is the fused chromosomes in chimps labelled as 2a and 2b. This little snippet 
caught my attention -
Results from the human and chimp genome analyses should help in understanding 
some human diseases. Humans appear to have lost a functional caspase-12 gene, 
which in other primates codes for an enzyme that may protect against 
Alzheimer's disease.
Paul D

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