DNA Zip‐coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a critically endangered coastal shark

  title={DNA Zip‐coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a critically endangered coastal shark},
  author={Andrew T. Fields and Gunter Alexander Fischer and Stanley K. H. Shea and Huaqiao Zhang and Kevin A. Feldheim and Demian D. Chapman},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
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