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Cognitive Functions: Human vs. Animal-4:1 Advantage

Title
Cognitive Functions: Human vs. Animal-4:1 Advantage
Author
KUTZNER ARNE HOLGER
Keywords
Ape; Brain; Evolution; Homo; Neuron; Phylogenetic tree; Synapse; Taxonomy
Issue Date
2017-04
Publisher
HUMANA PRESS INC
Citation
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE, v. 61, no. 4, page. 603-606
Abstract
With the advent of computational genomics, an intensive search is underway for unique biomarkers for Homo sapiens that could be used to differentiate taxa within the Hominoidea, in particular to distinguish Homo from the apes (Pan, Gorilla, Pongo, and Hylobates) and species or subspecies within the genus Homo (H. sapiens, H. heidelbergensis, H. neanderthalensis, H. erectus, and the Denisovans). Here, we suggest that the |-FAM72-SRGAP2-| (family with sequence similarity 72/SLIT-ROBO Rho GTPase activating protein 2) gene pair is a unique molecular biomarker for the genus Homo that could also help to place Australopithecus at its most appropriate place within the phylogenetic tree and may explain the distinctive higher brain cognitive functions of humans.
URI
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12031-017-0901-5http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/113762
ISSN
0895-8696; 1559-1166
DOI
10.1007/s12031-017-0901-5
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