Male vs. Female Divergence

Age of Coalescence Y (Male)  Genetic material found in mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell.mtDNA (Female)
Minimum 37,000  120,000 
Maximum 49,000  474,000

Whitfield, L.S., J.E. Suston, and P.N. Goodfellow. 1995. Sequence variation of the human One of the two sex chromosomes that determines maleness in mammals, carried and passed down from males to males.Y chromosome. Nature 378: 379-380.

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In 1995, the Whitfield study examined both Genetic material found in mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell.mtDNA and One of the two sex chromosomes that determines maleness in mammals, carried and passed down from males to males.Y chromosome genetics to compare the divergence times for each. To their surprise, the dates did not match - males diverged much later than females. The "discrepancy" can be explain through the biblical creation model. The Bible describes a genetic bottleneck event that occurred during the Genesis flood. Since all males on the ark were genetically descended from Noah, but the females were genetically diverse, we would expect that female genetic diversity would be greater than male genetic diversity. This biblical model is confirmed through an examination of Genetic material found in mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell.mtDNA ( Of or referring to the mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell.mitochondrial Deoxyribonucleic acid: the chemical inside the nucleus of a cell that carries the genetic instructions for making living organisms.DNA) compared to Y-chromosome genetic diversity.

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