Y-chromosome Adam
In human genetics, Y-chromosomal Adam (Y-MRCA) is a hypothetical name given to the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) from whom all currently living people are descended patrilineally (tracing back only along the paternal or male lines of their family tree). However, the title is not permanently fixed on a single individual (see below).
Y-chromosomal Adam is named after the biblical Adam, but the bearer of the chromosome was not the only human male alive during his time. His other male contemporaries could also have descendants alive today, but not, by definition, solely through patrilineal descent.
The age for the Y-MRCA has been variously estimated as 188,000, 270,000, 306,000, and 142,000 A paper published in March 2013 reported an older estimate of 338,000 years. Then two simultaneous reports in August 2013 provide younger estimates, one suggested 180,000 to 200,000 years, and another, based on the genome sequence of nine different populations, indicated the age between 120,000 and 156,000 years.
Analogous to Y-chromosomal Adam, Mitochondrial Eve is the woman from whom all living humans are descended matrilineally, who lived about 140,000 to 200,000 years ago in Africa. The estimate is based on inherited mtDNA though mothers. Theoretically, it is not necessary to believe that Y-chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve should have lived at the same time. However, latest findings in 2013 give the possibility that the two individuals could be contemporaneous.

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Y-chromosomal Adam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In human genetics, Y-chromosomal Adam (Y-MRCA) is the name given to the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) from whom all currently living people are ...
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When Did Mitochondrial Eve and Y Chromosomal Adam Live?
Apr 4, 2013 ... Using mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosomal DNA to characterize genetic variability of people around the world, recent studies suggest that ...
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Mitochondrial Eve, Y-Chromosome Adam, and…
Today's entry was written by Dennis Venema. You can read more about what BioLogos believes here. One of the challenges for discussing evolution within evangelical ...
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Don't call him 'Adam': South Carolina man's genes help date first ...
Mar 6, 2013 ... Don't call him 'Adam': South Carolina man's genes help date first man. Published March 06, 2013. FoxNews.com. X and Y chromosomes.jpg ...
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Daily Kos: "Y-Chromosomal Adam" possibly farther back in time than ...
Mar 12, 2013 ... Colloquially, this man is known as “Y-Chromosomal Adam,” from the progenitor named in the creation myth held by the Abrahamic religions.
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What are Y-Chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve?
While Y-Chromosomal Adam is believed to be the ancestor of every living man, Mitochondrial Eve is believed to be the mother of all living humans, male and ...
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Y-chromosomal Adam - RationalWiki
Mar 18, 2013 ... Y-chromosomal Adam is the most recent male human who all living male humans are descended from. He is the male counterpart to ...
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Futurity.org – Man's rare Y chromosome traced back 338,000 years
Mar 7, 2013 ... Hammer cautions against popular concepts of “mitochondrial Eve” or “Y chromosome Adam” that suggest all of humankind descended from ...
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Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Criticism of Y-chromosome Adam old ...
Apr 24, 2013 ... This refers to the paper by Mendez et al. announcing the basal clade A00 of the phylogeny and estimating a TMRCA for Y-chromosome Adam ...
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Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam: Who do your genes ...
Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam: Who do your genes come from? 28 July 2010. Joe Felsenstein. Evening At The Genome. Mitochondrial Eve and ...
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Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought ...
By Daniel Stolte, University Communications | March 1, 2013 ... "This pushes back the time the last common Y chromosome ancestor lived by almost ... or "Y chromosome Adam" that suggest all of humankind descended from exactly one pair ...
Don't call him 'Adam': South Carolina man's genes help date first ...
Mar 6, 2013 ... Human sex-determining chromosomes: X chromosome (left) and the much smaller Y chromosome.University of Arizona. You're older than you ...
Human Y chromosome much older than previously thought
Mar 5, 2013 ... University of Arizona geneticists have discovered the oldest known genetic ... " This pushes back the time the last common Y chromosome ancestor ... Eve" or "Y chromosome Adam" that suggest all of humankind descended ...
Human Y chromosome much older at 338,000 years than previously ...
Mar 5, 2013 ... The male Y chromosome in Homosapien humans is not 100000 years as ... The discovery and University of Arizona (UA) analysis of an extremely ... Eve" or "Y chromosome Adam" that suggest all of humankind descended ...
The Eden Chronicles: Tracking 'Y Chromosome Adam' - ScienceNOW
Nov 1, 2000 ... The Eden Chronicles: Tracking 'Y Chromosome Adam' ... The team, led by molecular biologist Peter Underhill of Stanford University, looked at ...
New study dates Y-chromosomal Adam to 340,000 years ago ...
Mar 6, 2013 ... Y Chromosome Adam Much Older Than Thought ... according to the ethical standards of the University of Arizona Human Subjects Committee.
The father of all men is 340,000 years old - life - 06 March 2013 ...
Mar 6, 2013 ... Albert Perry carried a secret in his DNA: a Y chromosome so distinctive that it ... This genetic "Adam" lived between 60,000 and 140,000 years ago. ... Michael Hammer, a geneticist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, heard ...
Y-Chromosome Adam? - Creation
... mutations not subject to selection).4 Researchers at the University of Oregon ... a segment on the human Y-chromosome which is not subject to recombination, ...
Y-Chromosome Adam? - Creation
... mutations not subject to selection).4 Researchers at the University of Oregon ... The Biblical account of a recent origin with a single pair of ancestors, Adam and Eve ... Absence of polymorphism at the ZFY locus on the human Y chromosome.
1st African American Man Dates Back 338,000 Years : Discovery ...
Mar 7, 2013 ... X and Y chromosomes, with the smaller Y chromosome to the right ... Hammer is an associate professor in the University of Arizona's ... It strengthens the belief that there is no “mitochondrial Eve” or “Y chromosome Adam.” ...
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Adam's curse: a future without men
Adam's curse: a future without men
Bryan Sykes, 2003
The networks I drew out in chapter 16 are full of gaps, empty nodes each once filled by a Y-chromosome that has since departed. Even the strange discrepancy between the ages of Y-chromosome Adam and mitochondrial Eve might be partly ...
Adam's Gene and the Mitochondrial Eve: A Nonincestuous Descent of ...
Adam's Gene and the Mitochondrial Eve: A Nonincestuous Descent of ...
Kutty, 2009
This time period is consistent with the lifetime of Adam and Eve around ten thousand to twelve thousand years ago. (9) The Y-chromosome Adam Even though the word Adam is here, this is in no way related to the Adam referred to in the Bible ...
What Da Vinci Really Didn't Want You to Know: The Jesus Conspiracy
What Da Vinci Really Didn't Want You to Know: The Jesus Conspiracy
Marcus Allgood, 2009
Y-chromosomal Adam: Genetically, all of today's Homo-Sapiens come from the Y -chromosomal Adam. He, the Y-chromosomal ... In other words, the first male with the Y chromosome is thus named the Y chromosomal Adam. A geneticist by the ...
Human Origins 101
Human Origins 101
Holly M. Dunsworth, 2007
Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam should not be taken literally as if they are the biblical couple. According to strict interpretation of the Bible, Adam and Eve were the very first humans on earth. However, mitochondrial Eve and ...
Vitamin C: the Real Story: The Remarkable and Controversial ...
Vitamin C: the Real Story: The Remarkable and Controversial ...
Steve Hickey, 2009
There is a corresponding common male ancestor, called “Y-chromosomal Adam,” who lived 60,000 to 90,000 years ago. Chromosomes are packages of genes that transfer DNA to the cells of the offspring. Male children get a Y chromosome ...
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When Did Mitochondrial Eve and Y Chromosomal Adam Live? | Today's New Reason to Believe
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Futurity.org – Man’s rare Y chromosome traced back 338,000 years
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Y-Chromosome "Adam" Much Older Than mtDNA "Eve"? - TalkRational
Y-Chromosome "Adam" Much Older Than mtDNA "Eve"? Life Science Discussions
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Y-chromosomal Adam suddenly got much older | Abroad in the Yard
When Albert Perry was living in slavery in mid-19th century South Carolina, he could not have imagined just how ancient and significant his origins were. His Y-chromosome DNA shows that here, enslaved in America, was the direct descendant of an African who could rightly be called the ‘father of all mankind.’
www.abroadintheyard.com/y-chromosomal-adam-suddenly-got-much-older/
Was Y-Chromosomal Adam a polygamist? - Historum - History Forums
If Mitochondrial Eve is 50,000+ years older than Y-Chromosomal Adam, does that mean he was a polygamist? After all, all humans descend from Y-Chromosom
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Mitochondrial Eve, Y-Chromosome Adam, and Reasons to Believe | The BioLogos Forum
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Tesoros de Sabiduría: Chromosomal Adam Y & Mitochondrial Eve.
Translated from Spanish into English by Google Translate. The genetic code.
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Free lecture – Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam: who do your genes come from? | Regional Relations
A free lecture for the general public about cutting edge advances in genome sciences will being held at 7 pm tomorrow evening, July 28, at the William H. Foege Building Auditorium (S-060), located on 15th Ave.
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