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Genomics and Human Evolution

The human and chimpanzee genomes are 98.8% identical. If this is so, why are the phenotypes of chimps and humans so different?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason phenotypes of chimpanzees and human differ despite having 98.8% genome similarity.

Introduction: Phenotype refers to the observable acquired traits of organisms. The phenotype comprises the physical and morphological traits that are inherited across generations.

Explanation

The genome of both chimpanzees and humans are almost similar, despite this, the phenotypes of both are very different from one another. This difference in the phenotypes is due to the presence of several other factors that also contribute to the phenotypic characteristics of an organism...

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