TABLE 6

The estimated age (× 103 years) of the MRCA for the human sequences sampled

PopulationNTmodeTmean95% interval
All10,000581601∼365–1043
12,000506601∼378–893
15,000576615∼400–904
Africans8,000499636∼378–1116
10,000544635∼379–1056
Non-Africans6,000397401∼243–618
8,000388441∼273–670
  • The averaged mutation rate (2.01 × 10−4/sequence/generation) estimated by human–chimpanzee (6 MY) and human–gorilla (8 MY) was used.