Wednesday, October 05, 2005

How a Zebra Lost its Stripes

How a Zebra Lost its Stripes: Rapid Evolution of the Quagga
(Yale University)
“The rapid evolution of coat color in the quagga could be explained by disrupted gene flow because of geographical isolation, an adaptive response to a drier habitat, or a combination of both of the two forces,” said Caccone.

Or maybe the fashion-conscious quaggas decided brown was the new pink.

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