GENETIC VARIATIONS AND PHYLOGENETIC PROPERTIES OF PROTEIN MACROMOLECULES OF CHIMPANZEES.
Final rept. 1 Apr 66-31 Oct 67,
WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MICH
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Computer programs for analyzing immunodiffusion and allelic data have been established. So far the immunodiffusion data also electrophoretic and enzymatic data on higher primate proteins reveal that the closest phylogenetic relatives of chimpanzee are man and gorilla next comes the orangutan, and then the gibbons. Allelic data, particularly on transferrins, show a marked difference in genotypes between eastern Congo P. t. schweinfurthi and western Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Ghana P. t. verus chimpanzees, with the eastern chimpanzees also showing much higher genetic variability. At the submolecular level of immunoglobulins and red cell stromas differences and affinities between man and chimpanzee are being found. Author