小橋 昭彦 2007年12月18日

HHMI News: Same Genetic Machinery Generates Skin Color Evolution in Fish and Humans
When humans began to migrate out of Africa about 100,000 years ago, their skin color gradually changed to adapt to their new environments. And when the last Ice Age ended about 10,000 years ago, marine ancestors of ocean-dwelling stickleback fish experienced dramatic changes in skin coloring as they colonized newly formed lakes and streams. New research shows that despite the vast evolutionary gulf between humans and the three-spined stickleback fish, the two species have adopted a common genetic strategy to acquire the skin pigmentation that would help each species thrive in their new environments.
そういえば、人類はみんな黒い肌だったんだよね、昔は。

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