Y Chromosome Adam

Y Chromosome Adam,

in genetics, a theoretical male 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, in genetics.
References in periodicals archive ?
Y Chromosome Adam and Mitochondrial Eve aren't the first human man and woman either, but they are real people whose Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA have been passed down with modifications to every living male and female.
Hammer cautions against popular concepts of "mitochondriai Eve" or "Y chromosome Adam" that suggest all of mankind descended from exactly one pair of humans that lived at a certain point in human evolution.
Hammer cautions against popular concepts of "mitochondrial Eve" or "Y chromosome Adam" that suggest all of humankind descended from exactly one pair of humans that lived at a certain point in human evolution.