Accession Number : AD0668129

Title :   GENETIC VARIATIONS AND PHYLOGENETIC PROPERTIES OF PROTEIN MACROMOLECULES OF CHIMPANZEES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 66-31 Oct 67,

Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MICH

Personal Author(s) : Goodman,Morris ; Poulik,M. D.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Computer programs for analyzing immunodiffusion and allelic data have been established. So far the immunodiffusion data (also electrophoretic and enzymatic data) on higher primate proteins reveal that the closest phylogenetic relatives of chimpanzee are man and gorilla; next comes the orangutan, and then the gibbons. Allelic data, particularly on transferrins, show a marked difference in genotypes between eastern (Congo; P. t. schweinfurthi) and western (Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Ghana; P. t. verus) chimpanzees, with the eastern chimpanzees also showing much higher genetic variability. At the submolecular level of immunoglobulins and red cell stromas differences and affinities between man and chimpanzee are being found. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHIMPANZEES, *GENETICS), PROTEINS, IMMUNOLOGY, ELECTROPHORESIS, ENZYMES, PRIMATES, HUMANS, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE