Do humans and grass share DNA?
Yes, they do. It is a small amount but interesting that we are related to grass.
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It's probably a fairly small proportion. According to evolutionarybiologist Robert May, President of Britain's Royal Society, "Weshare half our genes with the banana" (2001), but genes only makeup 2% of human DNA - the answer depends on what proportion of theremaining 98% is the same. Humans have 23… pairs of chromosomes andbananas 11 pairs - even if the 11 banana chromosomes were identicalto human ones (they're not) it would still mean that less than halfof human DNA would be found in a banana. (MORE)
\n. \n99.9% is exactly the same. .1% gives each individual their own personal fingerprint. Meaning, only .1% codes for proteins that express our differences.
One Perspective Although it has commonly been stated in the past that humans and chimpanzees have 98.5% DNA similarity, this figure has recently been found to be incorrect. Newer research has suggested that there is approximately 96% genetic similarity between Humans and chimpanzees overall. O…f course the fine details depend on what specific chromosomes one is looking at. Although 96% of the DNA is similar overall, there are some very significant differences in some chromosomes, where other chromosomes are nearly identical. Specifically, 18 of the chromosomes of humans are nearly identical to those of chimpanzees, the rest are very different (eg: chromosomes 4, 9, 12, 21, and y). Some specific examples of differences include: 1) Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes in total while chimpanzees have 24. 2) Chimpanzees and other apes have telomeres about 23 kilobases long, whereas humans are completely unique among primates with much shorter telomeres only 10 kilobases long. 3) The Y chromosome in chimpanzees is smaller than that of humans and only 60% of the genes are similar to those of the y chromosome of humans. REFERENCES: . Jennifer F. Hughes et al. 2010. Chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes are remarkably divergent in structure and gene content. Nature. Online first. January . Archidiacono, N. et al. 1998. 'Evolution of chromosome Y in primates.' Chromosoma 107:241-246. . Britten, R.J. 2002. 'Divergence between samples of chimpanzee and human DNA sequences is 5% counting indels.' Proceedings National Academy Science 99:13633-13635. . Fujiyama, A., et al. 2002. 'Construction and analysis of a Human-Chimpanzee Comparative Clone Map.' Science 295:131-134. . Gagneux, P. and Varki, A. 2001. 'Genetic differences between humans and great apes.' Mol Phylogenet Evol 18:2-13. Another Perspective It really depends on what we are comparing - the entire genome or just the small fraction (1%) which codes for proteins. If we compare the ENTIRE genome to another then the figures for similarity are very low and in fact, such a study has not been done. If we compare the similarities between the genes that code JUST FOR PROTEINS (1% of entire genome), then the figure is very high! The vast majority of mammalian DNA does NOT code for proteins - it was once believed to be "junk DNA" with no function - Now we know this assumption was totally wrong. We now know they play an important role in preserving the genome itself - and many other functions as well. (MORE)
We will not know the answer to this until the genomes of whale species are sequenced. However, given that whales and humans are mammals, they would be expected to share many similarities.
Humans do not share much DNA with an apple. They share only about40% of the same DNA.
Humans share DNA with many other species, chimpanzees and humansshare 98% of the same DNA. Humans and mushrooms share 67% of thesame DNA.
Chimpanzees share the most. The old number was 98.5%, but recent tests say less than 95%.
As odd as this sounds I have been testing this recently. I've been peeing on one patch late at night before bed and it's grown considerably while the grass around it hasn't grown nearly as much. I'm now testing a new untouched spot and seem to be getting the same results; lush, green grass. I've… asked a friend of mine who I happen to know pee's outside late at night and he says it kills his grass. So my theory is if you eat right, which I do. I have very little junk food, and do not eat too much red meat or processed foods. I also don't drink too much alcohol, once in a blue moon. Which is the polar opposite to my friend. ] Now go pee on some plants. If mine are anything to go by, they have a fetish for it. (MORE)
Yes. Go outside and pee in the same spot for a week and you will have a large brown spot.
this might not be exactly right but the best answer i found is that they are 80% similar to us humans.
Because were not that stupid yet and it does not supply us with enough nutrients and not to mention how would you like a grass salad .
I'm not sure how big of a category apes are but we share 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees. They're the closest creatures to us.
You probably share about 50% of your DNA with a sibling. Theoretically, it could be as low as 0 (though that is extremely unlikely). Identically twins share 100%. You always share close to 50% with each parent. But if you are male, you actually have a slightly higher percentage from your mother (bec…ause the X chromosome is larger than the Y). (MORE)
Humans and cats have similar x and y chromosomes and have the sameancestor from the past. Cats and humans share 90 percent ofhomologous genes.
Surprisingly, according to the related link below, domestic bovines (or the colloquial "cow") actually share 80% of genes with humans.
I am trying this as I type this. I read on a website what to do: get a DNA source (I plucked fresh grass from outside), blend it in a blender with 1/8 tsp salt and a cup of cold water, strained it, added 2 tbs. detergent, let it sit, and then put some of the solution in a small glass container (I us…ed a 2oz size mini glass ketchup bottle), stir, after that add same amount of alcohol to the mixture. that should have given me a precipitate of pure DNA and RNA, appearing as a slimy whitish substance that should have been floating.. but it did not work for me. well it probably did but I could not see the DNA RNA. I am sure it is possible, the website I used: . http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/extraction/howto/ used green split peas instead. (MORE)
All of them do, if you mean vegetables and humans have genes that are identical. While plants and humans are wildly different, every cell has to do specific things to survive, like metabolize sugar or repair damage to their own DNA. That is true for plant cells, human cells, bacterial cells, or a…ny other type of cell. So anything that's made of cells (including single-celled organisms) is living and contains DNA. And some of that DNA will be identical. I feel like I should mention that all cells also have RNA. DNA is used as a recipe to make proteins. However, the mechanism to make proteins is in a different place than where the DNA is housed. RNA is a copy of a small piece of DNA (gene) that can travel to the protein-making machinery. (MORE)
anywhere from 0% to 100%. but on average, you share 50% of your DNA with your siblings.
No, the human digestive system is not designed to handle grass. See the related questions below for more information and more insight into this.
For the most part Urine is what our biological bodies do to expel the toxins created within our bodies. Chemical composition would dictate if I were to pee repeatedly in the same spot after a while there would be an area that will be visibly altered. And it wouldn't take all that very long. Urine ha…s a high ammonia content. (MORE)
You question is strange, as I see it is categorized within the Gorillas section. Normally the question would infer parentage and/or shared alleles with siblings or cousins, however, you have categorized this in Gorillas and Orangutans, so I can only guess that you wish to ask an evolutionary questio…n. If this is the case then we do show similarities with the simian species (monkeys and the likes). However, many essential proteins take more similar heritage from other species such as pigs, mice and even fish! (MORE)
I have heard several figures, but the most believable I've heard was 75% of our DNA being the same as that of a dog even though they have 78 chromosomes while we have 46. We share 50% of our DNA with bananas, same for fruit flies. 97% of our DNA is shared with Chimps.
Comparing ants to humans scientists found that approximately 20percent of their genes are unique. Thirty three percent of theirgenetic material is shared with humans.
Cats and humans share similar X and Y chromosomes, in fact the two species shared a common ancestor about 90 million years ago and share 90% of (homologous) genes with humans
A human ;) But the human DNA is developed from the zygote, so when the sperm fertilizes the egg in the womb.
It is easier to say which componants are different as the two types of molecule are very similar. RNA uses ribose in the sugar-phosphate backbone rather than deoxyribose, as in DNA. And in RNA uracil (U) is used in place of (T) as a base. These are the two major differences. If you want a list of si…milarities then: -both use a sugar phosphate backbone onto which bases are assembled -Both use four bases to encode information (A,T,C,G - DNA) and(A,U,C,G- RNA) -both use hydrogen bonding between bases to join sense and antisense strands (both sides of the ladder) -all nucleotides (bases) used to make to both DNA and RNA have 3 phosphate groups attached to them before they are added to the growing chain. struggling to think of many more as effectively RNA is a copy of DNA with a few minor differences! (MORE)
It is commonly though to be 98%. However, recent studies have differing views. The BBC has published 95%, and Riken (a Japanese Lab) has published 85%. Please see the related links for the articles.
Other than the fact that both are monocots (they start life with a single cotyledon), there is little similarity, botanically, between cattails and grasses. In terms of habitat, cattails grow in wet areas near freshwater ponds and swamps, while most grasses prefer dryer ground.
we are all bannas and slugs and apes so they had a three way atsome point
Answers range from 95%-99% 95%, but is about right. Chimpanzees are the animals most closely related to us in the evolutionary tree, that does not mean that chimpanzees are 95% similar to us, though.
I'm sure it differs with each species but I know human DNA and chimpanzee DNA only differ by 2% if not less
DNA is exactly the same in every species it is found in. It always has a sugar-phosphate backbone and the same four bases - A, T, G and C. The only thing that changes is the number of genes found in the DNA (and the sequence of the bases).
I've just come back from Borneo. The rangers at the Sepilock sanctuary have said the DNA is 96.4% the same.
No because otherwise your dick would look like a Lettuce, oh wait it all ready does
Perhaps as little as 1/16, but under some nephew/uncle relationships as much as 1/8 relatedness.
it is not really a good source of nutrition. The cellulose is very hard for the human digestive system to break down. However, humans eat a lot of grass seeds, such as wheat, barley, rice and corn.
no ordinary grass is not edible for humans because our digestive system is unable to digest it . but people do eat onion grass and at pizza places they put it on pizza .yummy!
The concluding result of the Chimpanzee and Human Genome project was that human locus contains approximately 150 thousand "additional" base pairs NOT found in chimpanzee chromosome 12 and 13, also known as 2A and 2B. A fusion event would not result in more informational DNA out of thin air, therefor…e a fusion event could not have occurred. There are millions of DNA differences between humans and chimpanzees, and with further analysis making it even more clear that we are not related. In the Y chromosome alone, chimps have only two-thirds as many distinct genes or gene families as humans. Also, more than 30% of the chimp Y chromosome lacks an align-able counterpart on the human Y chromosome and vice versa. Ironically the Genome project only demonstrated how much more different humans are to apes even down to the finite level of DNA.. DNA is essentially the basic and fundamental building blocks found in ALL life and ALL creatures share a large percent of DNA with each other on a base level. Since DNA codes for structures and biochemical molecules, we should expect the most similar creatures to have the most similar DNA. Apes and humans are both mammals, with similar shapes, so both have similar DNA.. An Evolutionist will proclaim that Humans share anywhere from 85-95% of an ape's DNA, but we also share 75% of our DNA with a dog and 50% with banana fruit. The Center for Advancement of Genomics and the Institute for Genomic Research analysis showed that for 75% of known human genes, lengths of DNA that provide the building instructions for proteins, there is an equivalent dog gene. A total of 18,473 of the known 24,567 human genes had a canine version.. The fundamental problem is that no Evolutionist can site a single example of a genetic mutation or evolutionary process that increases the the information in the genome. That in itself is an insurmountable show stopper against the very core of Evolution. The very sad part about dealing with Evolutionary converts is most of the time they are repetitively posting information that has long been dissolved; a DNA fusion event being one of them.. (MORE)
96% of our DNA is identical to Apes and Monkeys. Only 4% accountsfor what we consider "human" to be.
Cows are herbivores, not carnivores, thus do not need flesh like that from humans to survive.
98% percent of EVERYONES DNA is shared. you share 98% with your mom, teacher, friend, cousin, it really doesn't matter. but 98% is shared amongst everyone.. The above answer is partially correct but only very generally speaking. We also share close to 98% of our DNA with chimps. The real difference…s come when scientists examine the additions and deletions common to genetic subsets of humans. For example when additions and deletions found in chimp DNA is accounted for the similarity is really closer to 95%. Some researchers have found that there is greater than 1% difference in subsets of humans, which is potentially huge. . (MORE)
Well humans don't eat grass because it just isn't on the food pyramid or anything plus cows and horses eat grass. Plus grass is in the ground and the ground is not clean.
All living creatures on earth share some amount of DNA, including mammals, reptiles, fish, plants, sea sponges, bacteria, and viruses. Humans share much more DNA with mammals than any other creature. And we share more DNA with lizards than we do fish. This is because mammals split off from the mamma…l-lizard common ancestor long after the fish-amphibian common ancestor. Humans share as much as 50% of genes with plants, so our relatedness to nuts is around this figure. It is interesting to note that researchers have found various genes associated with human ailments in different creatures. For instance, the gene connected to deafness has been found in some plants. (MORE)
Yes. I think the number is actually closer to 98% shared. Most of the differences between a bonobo and a human being are not so much that we have different genes (a lot of the 2% difference between bonobos and human genes is trivial) but rather we use the same set of genes differently. A rather crud…e analogy is that humans and bonobos are like two houses both built using all same the construction materials and techniques, but according to slightly different blueprints. (MORE)
To my knowledge, the crow genome has not been sufficiently analyzed for a definite answer. The process of complete genome analysis is time consuming and expensive, so scientists have been selecting organisms that are highly used in research for genome analysis. That said, the genome of the chicke…n has been mostly completed. Given that chickens aren't that much closer to or further from humans than crows, the DNA similarity between humans and chickens is at least in the same ballpark as humans and crows. The chicken genome is about 1/3 the size of the human genome (1.2Gb instead of 3.4 Gb) but this is not due to much to birds having fewer genes as having mostly the same genes more compactly arranged in chromosomes. My own experience (I have a little experience with chicken genetics) has been that chicken genes tend to be about 75-85% identical with human genes. (MORE)
Humans share very little with a potato. Chromosomes are acollection of DNA woven around protein. A chromosome may contain asmany as 100,000 to billions of nucleotides in one chain. Chimpanzeeand humans share a very SIMILAR DNA pattern, where as a potato anda human being don't. So although they both …have 48 chromosomes,their DNA STUCTURE is vastly different. (MORE)
Bonobos share about 98.7% of their DNA with humans: about the same amount that chimpanzees share with us.
Humans and dogs only share about 25% of the exact same DNA or genome sequence. They also have a different number of chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes and dogs have 39 pairs.
Animals don't share DNA with other animals. A virus can inject aDNA fragment into an animal cell, but that won't have anevolutionary effect unless it happens in either a sperm or egg celland in a location of the genome that disrupts it in some way. Bacteria, though not animals, do share DNA with ot…her bacteria andthrough intake from the outer environment. They can gain valuablegenes that would help them survive in the process. (MORE)
Mitochondrial DNA comes from the mother, so the mother's maternal line and all her children share the samemitochondrial DNA.