Genomics | Bioinformatics | Evolutionary/Comparative Genetics
New insights on human evolutionary history using bioinformatics tools
Vanessa R Paixão-Côrtes*, Lucas H Viscardi, Tabita Hünemeier, Francisco M Salzano, Maria Cátira Bortolini
*Corresponding author: Vanessa R Paixão-Côrtes
Genética, UFRGS -PPGBM, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 1565 (poster) [English]
Poster [1.32 MB]
7th International Conference of the Brazilian Association for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and 3rd International Conference of the IberoAmerican Society for Bioinformatics (The X Meeting) 2011, 12 - 15 Oct 2011, P000
One of the most debated aspects of human evolution is the rapid increase in our brain size and complexity. One hypothesis is that changes in phospholipid/fatty acid metabolism are responsible for variations in brain size and connectivity which led to the emergence of modern humans from our hominid ancestors.
The great majority of fat acid metabolism genes changes in Homo sapiens were also found in Neanderthal/Denisova genes.
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