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Hierarchical gene sharing between humans and other groups of creatures

Humans differ from other Primates, including the Great Apes (Chimps, Gorillas, and Organutans) by <1% of their genes. Humans share an additional 22% with other vertebrates species, and an aggregate of 49% invertebrate species as well. A third of all genes are common to all eukaryotes.

Figure 2012 TA Brown, Introduction to Genetics (1st ed.); additional text 2013 by Steven M. Carr