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
15619. Human / Chimp mtDNA tree comparison
Comparison of genetic diversity in humans and chimpanzees, using sequences from 811 humans and 332 chimps.
16083. Human origins family tree
Meet the extended family
15610. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) human family tree
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.
15611. mtDNA / Y chromosome pedigree, animated image
A pedigree illustrating maternal inheritance of mtDNA and paternal inheritance of the Y chromosome.
15191. Sorting out human evolution from physical features, Chris Stringer
Human origins expert Chris Stringer talks about ancient hominids: the australopithecines.
15197. Are Neandertals our ancestors?, Chris Stringer
Human origins expert Chris Stringer talks about if Neandertals are our ancestors
15148. African mitochondrial DNA tree, Stephen Oppenheimer
Geneticist Stephen Oppenheimer talks about the mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome lineages of our ancestors.
15181. Mitochondrial DNA and female lineages, Douglas Wallace
Mitochondrial DNA research pioneer Douglas Wallace speaks about mitochondrial DNA and female lineages
15979. A mitochondrial DNA sequence
Human mitochondrial DNA is 16,569 base pairs in length.
15557. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)
An image of a family tree depicting the occurance of single nucleotide polymorphisms.