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Q: Humans and tapeworms share DNA? ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Humans and tapeworms share DNA?
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: hindered-ga
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Posted: 10 Sep 2006 18:40 PDT
Expires: 10 Oct 2006 18:40 PDT
Question ID: 764005
Tapeworms and humans. What proportion of their DNA/genes do they have
in common? They of course have a common ancestor.

Please cite references.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Humans and tapeworms share DNA?
From: hermannjens-ga on 10 Sep 2006 20:45 PDT
a worm has 40% of the human genome.
Dont know about tapeworms though and i cant remember the references
since i learned this years ago.
Subject: Re: Humans and tapeworms share DNA?
From: pforcelli-ga on 11 Sep 2006 21:13 PDT
It is a tough question to answer, but only because I can't find a
complete genome for any species of tapeworm (all in the class Cestoda)
in the NCBI database.

That would be requisite information to answer such a question.

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