Most recent common ancestor
In biology, the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of any set of organisms is the most recent individual from which all organisms in a group are directly descended. The term is often applied to human ...
Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' traced — but they didn't know each other
Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women. The findin...
Mitochondrial Eve - DNA test identifies descendant of world's first woman
Scientists believe that Kinnaird has maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA which is only two mutations removed from Eve, who was nicknamed after the first woman created by God in the Ch...
Identical ancestors point
In genetic genealogy, the identical ancestors point (IAP) is that last point in a given population's past where each individual then alive turned out to be either the ancestor of every individual aliv...
Last universal ancestor
The last universal ancestor (LUA), also called the last universal common ancestor (LUCA), cenancestor, or progenote, is the most recent organism from which all organisms now living on Earth have comm...
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The Ancestor's Tale
The Ancestor's Tale (subtitled A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life) is a 2004 popular science book by Richard Dawkins, with contributions from Dawkins' research assistant Yan Wong. It follows the path of...
The Ancestor's Tale - Wikipedia
Mitochondrial Eve
In the field of human genetics, the name Mitochondrial Eve refers to the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA), in a direct, unbroken, maternal line, of all currently living anatomically mode...
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Y-chromosomal Adam
In human genetics, Y-chromosomal most recent common ancestor (Y-MRCA; informally also known as Y-chromosomal Adam) refers to the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) from whom all currently living peopl...
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Mitochondrial Eve - DNA test identifies descendant of world's first woman
Scientists believe that Kinnaird has maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA which is only two mutations removed from Eve, who was nicknamed after the first woman created by God in the Ch...
Human mitochondrial molecular clock
The human mitochondrial molecular clock is the rate at which mutations have been accumulating in the mitochondrial genome of hominids during the course of human evolution. The archeological record of ...
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Out of Africa hypothesis
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "out of Africa" theory (OOA), is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically mo...
Out of Africa hypothesis - Wikipedia
Mitochondrial DNA
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that cells can use, adenosine triph...
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Genetic genealogy (matrilineal)
Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing in combination with traditional genealogy and traditional genealogical and historical records to infer relationships between individuals. Genetic genealogy...
Genetic genealogy (matrilineal) - Wikipedia
Multiregional origin of modern humans
The Multiregional hypothesis, Multiregional evolution (MRE) or Polycentric theory is a scientific model that provides an alternative explanation to the more widely accepted, "Out of Africa" model for ...
Multiregional origin of modern humans - Wikipedia
Recent African origin of modern humans
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "Out of Africa" theory, is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically modern h...
Recent African origin of modern humans - Wikipedia