Mitochondrial DNA of the extinct quagga: Relatedness and extent of postmortem change

Abstract

Sequences are reported for portions of two mitochondrial genes from a domestic horse and a plains zebra and compared to those published for a quagga and a mountain zebra. The extinct quagga and plains zebra sequences are identical at all silent sites, whereas the horsse sequence differs from both of them by 11 silent substitutions. Postmortem changes in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02603111

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