Population structure, inbreeding and stripe pattern abnormalities in plains zebras

  title={Population structure, inbreeding and stripe pattern abnormalities in plains zebras},
  author={Brenda Larison and Christopher B. Kaelin and Ryan J. Harrigan and Corneliu Henegar and Daniel I Rubenstein and Pauline L. Kamath and Ortwin H. K. Aschenborn and Thomas B. Smith and Gregory S. Barsh},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  pages={379 - 390}
One of the most iconic wild equids, the plains zebra occupies a broad region of sub‐Saharan Africa and exhibits a wide range of phenotypic diversity in stripe patterns that have been used to classify multiple subspecies. After decades of relative stability, albeit with a loss of at least one recognized subspecies, the total population of plains zebras has undergone an approximate 25% decline since 2002. Individuals with abnormal stripe patterns have been recognized in recent years but the… 
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