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The Chromosome Gap

"Compared with the chromosomes of humans and other great apes, the pygmy chimpanzee's chromosomes are ...the most specialized -- they have changed more over time than have the others. 'Surprisingly,' Stanyon and his colleagues conclude, 'the human karotype (chromosome complement) is the most conservative...It has more unchanged chromosomes."

(Anonymous; "Chromosomes Show Apes 'More Evolved' Than Man," New Scientist, p. 24, July 17, 1986.)

From Science Frontiers #47, SEP-OCT 1986. 1986-2000 William R. Corliss