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From: "Daniel Jenkins" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Hybridization among species?
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:51:48 +0000
I suggest that all with an interest Google " Neanderthal/Cro Magnon interbreeding" or " Species Neanderthal/Cro Magnon " .
Plenty of information from all view points.
> Subject: RE: [DNA] Hybridization among species?
> Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 21:43:03 -0500
> > From: Ron Scott [mailto:]
> > And, if "a human cannot have both Eve's mtDNA
> > and a Neanderthal's mtDNA, only one or the other," how can
> > the same individual admit that if interbreeding did occur, as
> > some investigators have hypothesized, it "must have been a
> > *very* small percentage ...." This is obviously a
> > contradiction of views, if that individual holds to maternal
> > transmission only! I conjecture that if it happened at all
> > (I believe it did occur), then the offspring necessarily had
> > Neandertal mtDNA, which might explain the mutation A16258G in
> > ONLY hgs H, U, K and T (MitoSearch's data).
> Incorrect, on two different counts.
> 1) Interbreeding might occur (or result in fertile offspring) only in one
> gender-direction, such as a Neanderthal male and a human female. Similarly,
> one offspring gender may be fertile while the other is not.
> 2) If the percentage of interbreeding is very small, random events ('genetic
> drift') may sweep away any trace of it in yDNA and mtDNA, leaving only,
> perhaps, a trace in autosomal DNA.
> More about 'interspecific hybrids':
> However, fertility in both female mules and hinnies has been reported with a
> donkey as the father.
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