Comparative Aspects of DNA in Higher Primates

  • K. W. Jones
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (volume 62)


The DNA of a species documents its evolutionary history. For this reason, the analysis of DNA is of fundamental interest to the science of anthropology. Moreover, an understanding of how DNA evolves contains valuable clues to its functions, a point which is becoming increasingly apparent to molecular biologists. Thus the two sciences converge to their mutual benefit.


Human Chromosome Centromeric Heterochromatin High Primate Comparative Aspect Human Satellite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. W. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Epigenetics Research Group, Department of Animal GeneticsEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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