How much DNA do you share with apes?
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.
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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.
There is a double helix of DNA in every cell in the human body. There are an estimated 3 billion base pairs of DNA inside of every human cell. These base pairs are organized into 23 chromosome pairs. -DrBeaver
Assuming no inbreeding, the current descendent would have only 1/64 (less than 1.5%) of his ancestors DNA.
Chimpanzees share the most. The old number was 98.5%, but recent tests say less than 95%.
No? They have their own unique DNA- two different eggs two different sperms cells. Identical twins- shares the same DNA, same chromosomes.
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.
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.
Human and ape DNA are remarkably similar. In fact chimpanzees are so closely related to us (around 98-99 percent DNA relatedness) that many scientists are suggesting that the genus Pan should be scrapped and moved to the Homo genus.
Humans and apes are of the same Kingdom, Phylum, Family, Class and Order. Both are bipeds. For the most part, humans and apes have opposable thumbs (apes have it to some extent). Humans and Apes are both bipeds and placentals. Studies show that most apes are able to learn, understand others, and fee…l emotionally. Studies also show that they show love towards their partners and young. Both studies show human traits. Both have hair, eyes, teeth, nails, and reproductive organs in and on their bodies. (MORE)
100% the same DNA. They come from the same fertilized egg that's just split so they will share all the same chromosomes.
It depends on the category. Some varieties of apes are less than 50 pounds and some are gigantic like the gorillas which weigh around 500 pounds.
sure, if youd like to think that. but perhaps they share the DNA... why wouldn't you think they do?
Current thinking is that humans and apes evolved from a common ancestor and scientists are getting closer and closer to telling us that story of our origins. However, they do not have the definitive answer yet. On October 9, 2009 scientists announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of… a human ancestor to date. It has taken the spotlight off "Lucy", who walked the earth 3.2 million years ago. The discovery was made in Ethiopia. Researchers say it will put to rest the earlier hypothesis of a "missing link" ape that would be found "at the root of the human family tree". The skeleton offers a basis for researchers of what the common ancestor of apes and humans might have been like. There have been astounding archeological discoveries in the last decade that have enabled evolutionists to discard older suppositions and add more information to the story of evolution. On May 7, 2010 scientists announced they had documented the Neanderthal genome and revealed some interesting facts. We have traces of Neanderthal DNA in our DNA, proving that earlier ancestors assimilated with other early humans. The study of human evolution is not static. It is going on every day at universities and archeological sights around the world. As new information is discovered the story becomes more accurate. Anyone who can ignore the abundant results of that research is missing out on a treasure trove of interesting information about where we came from. There have been at least a dozen or so intervening human-like species since hominids and African apes diverged from a common ancestor 5 to 8 million years ago by present estimates. Most of those distant relatives went extinct but the fossil record is abundant with evidence and the chain is always being strengthened through careful research and analysis. Of course, the fossil record is not as user friendly, or simple to read as a book of faith, written by men who wrote down what they believed based simply on their faith that it must have happened. Scientists have never found their explanations for the way our world works written down in ancient texts. Science reveals its secrets only through a patient study of evidence discovered by painstaking and costly research, funded by universities and governments, performed by people who spend their lives digging for answers. Once a person has understood that we have solid fossil evidence of the existence of many, many species of earlier hominids that continued to evolve "upward" slowly it should not be so difficult to understand the present thinking among scientists: That one group of apes, in response to their environment, started evolving in a way that would eventually lead to humanity (and many other now-extinct hominids). See related link. (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)
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
It depends on the ape category. Gorillas are the heaviest and weigh upto 500 pounds or even more. There are other varieties that weigh less than 25 pounds.
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)
If we assume that the maximum possible match is in place it could be 25%. That assumes that brother and sister share 100% (very unlikely unless they are identical twins). Which means each of their kids inherit 50% of the same genes (very unlikely). And one of their kids would get 25% of the original…. It is also entirely possible that there is almost no matching DNA. Unrelated people in families originating half a world apart actually share a great deal of DNA. The unshared DNA that helps us to identify close family relationships is actually a very small portion of the total DNA of a person. (MORE)
If you go back far enough, yes. At least, most anthropologists and biologists believe so based on physical evidence available to us.
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.
we are all bannas and slugs and apes so they had a three way atsome point
how much a share? well when you share something you would play with something among 2 3 4 5 people etc or use it among 2 3 4 5 peole at a time
apes eat lots of bananas and other fruits and also they eat lots of grass because when there traveling they don't have time to stop and search for fruits and all that stuff
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
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
Humans are more closely related to apes. In 2012 scientists completed the genome of the bonobo, an African ape. When added to the genomes that have already been completed for orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees we now have a complete DNA catalogue of the great apes. The studies show that humans are… most closely related to bonobos and chimpanzees. The three are more closely related to each other than any is to gorillas. (MORE)
Perhaps as little as 1/16, but under some nephew/uncle relationships as much as 1/8 relatedness.
Biologists classify humans along with other species such as great apes. apes belong to a group known as the primates. The commaon DNA they share is Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA (nDNA).
Besides a few obvious external differences (such as the fact that humans walk on two feet, and have shorter, thinner body hair), humans use fire and metal, and we write and create art. An ape, however, will make art if it is shown how, and they take pleasure in it. Currently, experiments are being c…arried out to see if apes can be trained to read. (MORE)
This question cannot be answered because the term "half-cousin" has no meaning. Presumably, the term is intended to be analogous to half-sibling, where children share one but not both parents. In the case of cousins, however, the relationship derives from a single common ancestor, and you can't h…ave half of one common ancestor. (MORE)
Yes. We have all but I think 2 genes the same as apes. We are all apes, just more evolved. Their brain stops growin sooner than humans. That's why their head shape is different. We also have the same embryos. Hope I helped you (:
I assume you want to know how much an ape weighs. It depends on which one, but it could be as much as several hundred pounds.
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)
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)
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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)
Yes, they do. It is a small amount but interesting that we arerelated to grass.
Mitochondrial DNA comes from the mother, so the mother's maternal line and all her children share the samemitochondrial DNA.