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any of various papilionid butterflies of the subgenus paranticopsis of the genus graphium, having black and white markings.

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  • 28. memo g-2 personnel security branch, g-2, subject: "grombach, john valentine," 1 june 1955, declassified, courtesy of christopher simpson; memo collins to assistant chief of staff for intelligence, subject: "grombach, john valentine," 30 september 1958; lavarre to patrick j. hurley, 12/8/45; john v. grombach, the great liquidator (new york: zebra books, 1980), 108-9. cia.gov

  • this children’s book follows zane, a zebra with autism who worries his red stripes will make him stand out from all the other “normal” black and white zebras. the book begins with zane telling his mother that nobody understands him, who then explains to him all the ways in which he is wonderful. though many autistic children will be able to relate to zane’s difficulty in social settings, the book is great for any non-autistic child as well to help them learn about the disorder. everydayhealth.com

  • most distinctive is the mountain zebra, e. zebra, with a donkeylike build, long ears, and a characteristic stripe pattern. unlike any other member of the genus equus, its throat has a dewlap. one subspecies of the mountain zebra, hartmann's zebra, found in the arid mountains and coastal plains of sw africa, increased in numbers in the 1980s to an estimated 15,000 from about 7,000 in 1967. the other subspecies, the endangered cape mountain zebra, is rarely found outside a protected area in south africa. factmonster.com

  • most distinctive is the mountain zebra, e. zebra, with a donkeylike build, long ears, and a characteristic stripe pattern. unlike any other member of the genus equus, its throat has a dewlap. one subspecies of the mountain zebra, hartmann's zebra, found in the arid mountains and coastal plains of sw africa, increased in numbers in the 1980s to an estimated 15,000 from about 7,000 in 1967. the other subspecies, the endangered cape mountain zebra, is rarely found outside a protected area in south africa. infoplease.com

  • in the first study, scientists exposed growing zebra fish to very small amounts of bpa and its chemical cousin called bisphenol-s, or bps. zebra fish share 80% of their genes with humans and are often used as a model for human brain development. they are so well-studied that scientists can tell whether the fish are acting normally or not. medicinenet.com

  • "seeing the ingenuity of how zoo vets can approach the application of medicine to such wildly different species was truly staggering to witness," rosenthal said. "in a single day, the veterinarians i worked with had to think about how to manage conscious and unconscious sedation in a turtle i can hold in my hand and a metric-ton zebra." medpagetoday.com

  • one of my attending general providers on family medicine has a picture of her horse above her desk. she reminds me–you hear hoofbeats? always think horses. don’t look for zebras. a zebra in medicine is an exotic medical diagnosis that we often study but rarely see. we study them because when we catch a zebra, we don’t want to miss it. often the prognosis is poor, or the treatment sufferable. so we learn about them, not expecting to see them, but being at the ready just in case. merckmanuals.com

  • antibodies against ebv zta (zebra) (sc-53904, 1:200), c-jun (sc-1694), c-fos (sc-52) and erk (sc-153) were purchased from santa cruz technology company. rabbit polyclonal antibodies against p-erk (p-p44/42 mapk, # 4370s), p-c-jun (ser73, # 3270p) and p-c-fos (ser32, # 5348s) were obtained from cell signaling technology. mouse monoclonal anti-flag antibody (cat# f1804) and anti-ha antibody (cat# h6908) produced in rabbit were purchased from sigma aldrich. polyclonal antibody against tet1 (cat# gtx124207) was purchased from gene tex. antibodies against 5-methylcytosine (5mc, mabe146) and 5-hydroxymethylcytidine (5hmc, cat# 39769) were obtained from millipore and active motif, respectively. nih.gov