The Ancestry of the Giant Panda
Investigates the genealogy of the giant panda. Comparison of the homologous proteins from the giant panda, the red panda, the raccoon and several bears; Use of the principles of the molecular clock hypothesis to construct a phylogenetic diagram; DNA data indicating that the giant panda is more closely related to bears that to raccoons; Bizarre type of chromosomes seen in the giant panda.
O'Brien, Stephen J.. 1987. "The Ancestry of the Giant Panda." Scientific American 257, (5): 102-107. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_bio_facarticles/365