The Bearing of Molecular Data on the Cladogenesis and Times of Divergence of Hominoid Lineages

  • M. Goodman
  • M. L. Baba
  • L. L. Darga
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


The analysis of amino acid sequence data by the maximum parsimony method can provide valuable insights into the evolutionary processes which shaped the hominoid radiation and the emergence of Homo. Recent discoveries of hominine and ramapithecine fossils from East Africa and Asia have stimulated reevaluation of the evolutionary history of Anthropoidea, especially of that branch leading to Homo sapiens (Johanson and White, 1979; Greenfield, 1980).


Maximum Parsimony Maximum Parsimony Analysis Maximum Parsimony Method Ancestral Node Canis Familiaris 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Goodman
    • 1
  • M. L. Baba
    • 2
  • L. L. Darga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal ArtsWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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