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- n. The state or condition of being parapatric.
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Part of the restriction on natural gene flow may result simply from the fact that they naturally live in parapatry, so opportunities for hybridization are rare.
If so, what level of hybrid disadvantage would be required to sustain genetic differentiation among these populations when they hybridize in parapatry?