mutation family tree
A hypothetical family tree useing color to illustrate different lineages. At each colored branching point, one lineage has accumulated a new mutation. The black line indicates modern times.
- ID: 15618
- Source: DNALC.DNAi
Comparison of genetic diversity in humans and chimpanzees, using sequences from 811 humans and 332 chimps.
Meet the extended family
This illustration shows the two major mitochondrial DNA lineages. The lower branch includes only African populations. The upper branch has both African and non-African members.
A pedigree illustrating maternal inheritance of mtDNA and paternal inheritance of the Y chromosome.
Human origins expert Chris Stringer talks about ancient hominids: the australopithecines.
Human origins expert Chris Stringer talks about if Neandertals are our ancestors
Geneticist Stephen Oppenheimer talks about the mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome lineages of our ancestors.
Mitochondrial DNA research pioneer Douglas Wallace speaks about mitochondrial DNA and female lineages
Human mitochondrial DNA is 16,569 base pairs in length.
An image of a family tree depicting the occurance of single nucleotide polymorphisms.