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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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Lemurs and Split Chromosomes

Lemurs and Split Chromosomes

(p.173) 15 Lemurs and Split Chromosomes
Chimeras and Consciousness

Robin Kolnicki

The MIT Press

This chapter explains one of several proposed methods for rapid evolution: “karyotypic fissioning,” also called “centromere-kinetochore replication theory.” This theory concentrates on the behavior of chromosomes and illuminates the history of a branch on human lineage. This chapter shows that karyotypic fission alters chromosomes, and that the alterations include the generation of new centromere/kinetochores and telomeres. It suggests that chromosomal changes in olfactory receptors may contribute to the divergence and/or stabilization of mammalian species.

Keywords:   karyotypic fissioning, centromere-kinetochore replication theory, chromosomes, telomeres, olfactory receptors, mammalian species, human lineage

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