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The Most Recent Common Ancestor of Modern Humans was Born in Eurasia

Version 1 : Received: 17 December 2020 / Approved: 18 December 2020 / Online: 18 December 2020 (14:03:16 CET)

How to cite: cabrera, V. The Most Recent Common Ancestor of Modern Humans was Born in Eurasia. Preprints 2020, 2020120470 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0470.v1). cabrera, V. The Most Recent Common Ancestor of Modern Humans was Born in Eurasia. Preprints 2020, 2020120470 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0470.v1).

Abstract

Ancient DNA has given a new vision to the recent history of human evolution. However, by always relying on the information provided by whole genome sequencing, some relevant relationships between modern humans and its archaic relatives have been misinterpreted by hybridization and recombination causes. In contrast, the congruent phylogeny, obtained from non-recombinant uniparental markers, indicates that humans and Neanderthals are sister subspecies, and that the most recent common ancestor of modern humans was not of African origin but Eurasian.

Subject Areas

Human; ancientDNA; Phylogeny

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