Myosin gene mutation correlates with anatomical changes in the human lineage

@article{Stedman2004MyosinGM,
  title={Myosin gene mutation correlates with anatomical changes in the human lineage},
  author={H. Stedman and Benjamin W. Kozyak and Anthony Nelson and D. M. Thesier and Leonard T. Su and D. Low and C. Bridges and J. Shrager and N. Minugh-Purvis and M. A. Mitchell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={415-418}
}
  • H. Stedman, Benjamin W. Kozyak, +7 authors M. A. Mitchell
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Powerful masticatory muscles are found in most primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas, and were part of a prominent adaptation of Australopithecus and Paranthropus, extinct genera of the family Hominidae. In contrast, masticatory muscles are considerably smaller in both modern and fossil members of Homo. The evolving hominid masticatory apparatus—traceable to a Late Miocene, chimpanzee-like morphology—shifted towards a pattern of gracilization nearly simultaneously with accelerated… CONTINUE READING
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