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Genetic study of plains zebra finds that six subspecies made by appearance-only do not match genetic evidence [Phys]

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par Frédéric Magné - publié le , mis à jour le

A team of researchers with members from Denmark, the U.S., Portugal and France has found that the six subspecies classifications currently used to categorize plains zebras living in Africa do not match with genetic evidence. In their paper published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, the group describes their DNA analysis of zebras living in several parts of Africa and what they found by doing so.

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