Geneticists have carried out the analysis of biological samples of the Yeti
Geneticists have carried out the analysis of biological samples of the Yeti. Myths that roam the vast forests covered with hair humanoid creatures that exist in nearly all Nations of the world. Someone calls forest creature Bigfoot, some Yeti, but many gullible people say that have seen a mysterious creature, unknown to science yet.
Scientists finally decided to deal with this issue and spent the first peer-reviewed genetic survey of biological samples, allegedly belonging to the Yeti.
«There are not many reputable scientists willing to seriously engage in the mystery of Bigfoot. This study was conducted according to the rules and in full compliance with the Protocol, so it can serve as a scientific refutation of a legend,» says anthropologist Todd of Disotell (Todd Disotell) from new York University who was not involved in this study, but was also involved in the study of anomalous organisms.
Evidence for the existence of the snow people come from witnesses who allegedly saw Primatology hairy creatures moving swiftly through the thicket of the forest and leaving huge footprints.
Those who believe in the existence of Bigfoot, put forward different explanations of the origin of this creature. The most common version is the survival of a prehistoric humanoid.
In 2012, researchers from Oxford University and University Museum of Zoology in Lausanne analyzed the hair samples of a potential Bigfoot. Enthusiasts gave scientists 57 the hairs of Bigfoot, most of which were either fiberglass or vegetable tissue.
Now geneticist Brian Sykes (Bryan Sykes), along with his colleagues chose 37 hairs, which really belonged to a certain animal. Hairs, the length of which was about 2-4 inches, unfortunately, were heavily contaminated with foreign DNA.
To identify the evolutionary source of each sample, scientists have identified the gene sequence inside the mitochondria of cells, which encode 12S RNA it is used to identify species. Unlike nuclear DNA, mitochondrial genes are transmitted to offspring only from the mother.
Seven samples had enough DNA to identify species. DNA 30 hairs whose genome was still sequenced to coincide with already known species. One-third of the samples belonged to different species of bears, four horses, four wolves and dogs, and one hair was human, and the rest belonged to the cows, raccoons, deer and even porcupine.
It is also interesting that in two samples were detected DNA of the polar bear. This led researchers to believe, are the inhabitants of the forests of India and Bhutan, the genetic carriers of polar bears. That is, maybe, some Himalayan bears are hybrid species with polar bears.
Geneticists say that the fact that the results of DNA testing of «Yeti» was published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that scientists are ready to collaborate with enthusiasts together to check out legends of strength. A group of fans that gave the hairs for analysis, is going to find new DNA samples from Bigfoot and re-engage in the search for evidence of anomalous primates.