Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like we’re sharing 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees. We’ve been told, we’ve repeated it and no one is surprised anymore (although in real life, it’s crazy). On the other hand, there are other things around us that have more (much more) nothing like ours than we thought! What ? Didn’t know the banana? Bahahaha lots of truffles.
1. Sea anemones
Our common point: the poll-iv gene.
This is the latest great scientific discovery in terms of genetic similarities with humans! According to a team of international researchers, the star anemone has this gene in its tentacles. For our part, we find it in the development of hearing. Thanks to their filamentous structure, these cells can detect mechanical stimuli. Results: the human being detects sound vibrations, the anemone detects movements. Crazy, right?
2. The Abyssinian domestic cat (90%)
That means … Yes, cats share more DNA with us than dogs (84%), cows (80%) or mice (75%). Then think about it … Eating and sleeping are the two things that make me very happy, so in the end it’s not so bad.
3. Dolphins (98.5%)
98.5% similarity. Geneticists have discovered that the human genome and that of dolphins are essentially identical. “There are a number of chromosomal rearrangements that have changed the way genetic material is put together,” said Texas A&M scientist Dr. David Busbee.
4. Slugs (70%)
Eh yes! As true as this mollusk is is: we share 70% of our DNA with slugs. I know you’re dumbfounded, but when you think about it … Slugs have lungs (I swear to you), they have eyes, which they use for the same purpose as us, a brain that works according to the same chemical principles. and electrochemicals that ours, have stomach, kidneys … We are a bit like the couz! So if you want to drool with impunity, drool, good people.
Note: 70% is also the percentage of genes we have in common with sea urchins!
5. Fruit flies (61%)
Right now, that doesn’t speak to you, but what if I call you “Drosophila”? Does it remind you of anything? BINGO: Your SVT courses (“organic”, for the older ones) at the university. If we were to make these poor creatures miserable, it is because we actually have a lot in common in our DNA, particularly for the different biological processes involved in growth and development.
6. Chickens (60%)
I know what you’re saying to yourself, “And my uc, is it chicken?” So I don’t have the answer to that specific question, but I can tell you that it was the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium that found that even though a chicken doesn’t have as much DNA as a human, it has about the same amount of people. Nothing that has similarities to ours in basic cellular structures and how they work. That’s all, so before I steal my feathers and start a nasty pucher, thanks for asking, in fact. (Source)
7. Bananas (60%)
No, no, don’t fuck! Well, I say 60%, but not all scientists agree. For some, the similarities are more than 50% … Which is still huge, right? At least half of our DNA would be similar to that of a banana. Above all, they share several “domestic” genes, which are necessary for basic cell function such as DNA replication or cell division.
8. Apples (40%)
Fruit salad, very nice, pretty. Still in the fruit section: we share 40% similarities with apples. Ugh, huh? I find this ugly.
9. Daffodils (35%)
It’s amazing, but in the end … Not so much! When you think about it: the cellular mechanisms of humans and plants have several things in common. What brings us so close to the daffodil are our cells, all formed by a membrane, a nucleus and mitochondria.
10. Except (about 26%)
At first glance, man and this unicellular fungus are very different. However … We have several similar genes. Even crazier: if we replace some of the yeast genes with equivalent genes in humans, nothing changes! Really a nice medical evolution to be able to save yeast in trouble.