Mitochondrial Eve


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Mitochondrial Eve,

in genetics, a theoretical female ancestor of all living people; see EveEve,
in genetics, popular term for a theoretical female ancestor of all living people, also known as Mitochondrial Eve. In 1987 biochemist Allan C. Wilson proposed that all living human beings had inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from a single woman.
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Venema also shows how all members of the human family today can be descendants of the so-called Mitochondrial Eve with respect to their mitochondrial genome and DNA, yet have 10,000 or more other ancestors vis-a-vis their chromosomal DNA.
New Zealander, Professor Allan Wilson, discovered that all of us are descended from only two lineages, from one man and one woman, from people he called Mitochondrial Eve and Y Chromosome Adam.
The hypothetical common ancestors of these genetic lineages are sometimes called Y Chromosome Adam and Mitochondrial Eve.
Should not the scientific evidence for the mitochondrial Eve, as well as the findings of Ian Tattersall and Chris Stringer (to give only two examples), have made you more hesitant to deny original sin?
The exhibition is called Eve's Curse: The Art of Mitochondrial Research, recalling Mitochondrial Eve, the common female ancestor of all living women who walked the planet hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Believed to have lived about 200,000 years ago in East Africa, mitochondrial Eve was not the first woman to ist (or the only woman who lived at the time), but she is the originator of a piece of DNA that, unlike the DNA of her female contemporaries, did not go extinct.
Stuart Mitchell used the DNA code from a skeleton, known as Mitochondrial Eve and believed to be more than 250,000 years old, to create his own musical masterpiece.
Cann put it in her excellent overview, "The Mitochondrial Eve," in the Natural Science section of The World & I, (September 1987, Article #13469).
He claims every person in the world originates from just 36 clan mothers, all descended from a woman in Africa named Mitochondrial Eve, who lived between 150,000 to 200,000 years ago.
I tell a tale of molecular differences, but one less rooted in Mitochondrial Eve in a neo-colonial 'Out of Africa' and more rooted in those first mitochondrial canine bitches who got in the way of man', just an example of the text contained in Donna Haraway's book.
Eventually it all comes down to Mitochondrial Eve in Africa 200,000 years ago.
In the long run we would like to be able to handle data such as the mitochondrial Eve data set (1).

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