5 Replies to “Do Shared ERVs Support Common Ancestry?

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    bornagain77 says:

    JonathanM you are doing a mighty fine job giving atheistic Darwinists sleepless nights! 🙂 Look forward to the following posts!

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    Mung says:

    Do Shared ERVs Support Common Ancestry?

    Depends on what they share!

    If they share a common ancestry, I’d have to say yes.

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    ellazimm says:

    I think there must be a mistake in the article. There is an edited quote from Yohn, et al (2005):

    “Based on analysis of finished BAC chimpanzee genome sequence, we characterize a retroviral element (Pan troglodytes endogenous retrovirus 1 [PTERV1]) that has become integrated in the germline of African great ape and Old World monkey species but is absent from humans and Asian ape genomes … Six out of ten of these genes, for which there are expression data, show significant differences in transcript expression between human and chimpanzee”

    So, a retroviral element is present in African great apes but absent in humans . . . six out of ten of these genes show differences between human and chimps.

    How is the first phrase related to the second?

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    Jonathan M says:

    @ ellazimm,

    Thanks for flagging this up. I can see the possible confusion there. I have made an amendment.

    Cheers,

    J

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    ellazimm says:

    Jonathan, that’s much better, thanks! Looking forward to the final instalment.

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