DNA hybridization evidence of hominoid phylogeny: Results from an expanded data set

  title={DNA hybridization evidence of hominoid phylogeny: Results from an expanded data set},
  author={Charles G. Sibley and Jon E. Ahlquist},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
SummaryThe living hominoids are human, the two species of chimpanzees, gorilla, orangutan, and nine species of gibbons. The cercopithecoids (Old World monkeys) are the sister group of the hominoids. A consensus about the phylogeny of the hominoids has been reached for the branching order of the gibbons (earliest) and the orangutan (next earliest), but the branching order among gorilla, chimpanzees, and human remains in contention. In 1984 we presented DNA-DNA hybridization data, based on 183… 

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