Answer to Question #40828 in Other Biology for Sanjeev

Question #40828
WHICH IS THE CLOSEST RELATIVE OF MAN ?
1. CHIMPANZEE
2. GORILLA
3. ORANGUTAN
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2014-03-30T08:07:14-0400
1. CHIMPANZEE

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Assignment Expert
25.04.14, 13:13

The line of apes leading to gibbons diverged from other apes about 15 millions of years ago (MYA), orangutans split off about 10 MYA, and gorillas diverged from the line leading to chimpanzees and humans some 8 MYA. That is why, gorillas are the closer relatives of humans than orangutans

Sanjeev
13.04.14, 18:22

what would be the answer if chimpanzee is not in the option ?

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13.04.14, 16:23

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Sanjeev
31.03.14, 09:11

thanks a lot for the answer

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