A Perspective on the History of the Iberian Gypsies Provided by Phylogeographic Analysis of Y‐Chromosome Lineages

@article{Gusmo2008APO,
  title={A Perspective on the History of the Iberian Gypsies Provided by Phylogeographic Analysis of Y‐Chromosome Lineages},
  author={Alfredo Gusm{\~a}o and Leonor Gusm{\~a}o and Ver{\'o}nica Gomes and Cíntia Alves and Francesc Calafell and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Maria Jo{\~a}o Prata},
  journal={Annals of Human Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={72}
}
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