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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

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

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0016

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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