Joined: Mar. 2008
|Quote (deadman_932 @ Nov. 16 2009,21:06)|
|Something that's bound to be used by YECs, soon: |
Oregon State University (2009, November 15). Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091110135411.htm
Subramanian, Santek and Denver, D. et al. (2009) High mitogenomic evolutionary rates and time dependency. Trends in Genetics, Volume 25, Issue 11, 482-486, 15 October 2009.
|Abstract:Using entire modern and ancient mitochondrial genomes of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) that are up to 44000 years old, we show that the rates of evolution of the mitochondrial genome are two to six times greater than those estimated from phylogenetic comparisons. Although the rate of evolution at constrained sites, including nonsynonymous positions and RNAs, varies more than twofold with time (between shallow and deep nodes), the rate of evolution at synonymous sites remains the same. The time-independent neutral evolutionary rates reported here would be useful for the study of recent evolutionary events.|
Cool - I've always been curious about molecular clocks. Different genes mutating at different rates. I wonder what this will cause - other than give Ham and Hovind woodies, that is.
Will Billy D use this to point to a designer as well?
"Just think if every species had a different genetic code We would have to eat other humans to survive.." : Joe G