Divergence of genome between chimpanzee and human (genome-wide nucleotide divergence)

Value 1.23 %
Organism Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes
Reference Chimpanzee Sequencing and Analysis Consortium. Initial sequence of the chimpanzee genome and comparison with the human genome. Nature. 2005 Sep 1 437(7055):69-87. p.69 right column bottom paragraph & p.71 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID16136131
Method "[Researchers] report a draft sequence of the genome of the common chimpanzee, and undertake comparative analyses with the human genome."
Comments "Single-nucleotide substitutions occur at a mean rate of 1.23% between copies of the human and chimpanzee genome, with 1.06% or less corresponding to fixed divergence between the species...[Researchers] calculate the genome-wide nucleotide divergence between human and chimpanzee to be 1.23%, confirming recent results from more limited studies (refs 12,33,34). The differences between one copy of the human genome and one copy of the chimpanzee genome include both the sites of fixed divergence between the species and some polymorphic sites within each species."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110376