It includes gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos. Of these four species, humans (Homo sapiens) are most closely related to chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus), with whom they share 98.7 percent of their genetic sequencing, according to researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
It’s probably not that surprising to learn that humans share 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees–but incredibly, we also share 70% with slugs and 50% with bananas.
It’s not just history linking us together, it’s DNA too. At least one shark species carries several genes that are almost identical to those found in humans. Researchers have identified that 154 genes in humans have comparable matches in elephant sharks, mice, and dogs.
The biggest and perhaps most fearsome of the world’s big cats, the tiger shares 95.6 percent of its DNA with humans’ cute and furry companions, domestic cats. That’s one of the findings from the newly sequenced genomes of tigers, snow leopards and lions. The findings, detailed today (Sept.
You may be surprised to learn that 60 percent of the DNA present in strawberries is also present in humans.
“Potato has 12 chromosomes, each one about 70 million base pairs long, which makes it about a quarter the size of the human genome.
Since the onion (Allium cepa) is a diploid organism having a haploid genome size of 15.9 Gb, it has 4.9x as much DNA as does a human genome (3.2 Gb).