African Origins of the Domestic Donkey

@article{BejaPereira2004AfricanOO,
  title={African Origins of the Domestic Donkey},
  author={Albano Beja-Pereira and Phillip R. England and Nuno Ferrand and Steve Jordan and Amel Omer Bakhiet and Mohammed A. Abdalla and Marjan Mashkour and Jordi Jordana and Pierre Taberlet and Gordon Luikart},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={304},
  pages={1781 - 1781}
}
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