Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 24 - Genome Evolution - Figure 24.12 - Inquiry Question: 1


Since gorillas diverged from humans longer ago than chimps, one would expect larger differences in gene expression patterns than with chimps, as measured using the microarray.

Work Step by Step

Basically, just as DNA amounts and sequences can diverge over time between species, so can expression patterns, and longer divergence times should mean greater differences, including in expression patterns.
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