Doing my own homework

28 Sep

This week I decided to do some of my own homework. Just for fun.

It’s a graphical abstract of a classic paper we read in class.

Turns out, making a graphical abstract is no easy task! Next week, there’ll be students’ work here again.

What I found most surprising about this paper is that they had to sequence the chimps’ MtDNA to find out what subspecies they were. I would have expected that experts could simply look at a chimp and know what subspecies it is.

Origin of HIV-1 in the chimpanzee Pan troglodytes troglodytes.
Gao F, Bailes E, Robertson DL, Chen Y, Rodenburg CM, Michael SF, Cummins LB, Arthur LO, Peeters M, Shaw GM, Sharp PM, Hahn BH. Nature. 1999 Feb 4;397(6718):436-41.

Gao1999NatureGraphicalAbstract

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