Galaxy Populations and Evolution in Clusters Iv: Deep Hi Observations of Dwarf Ellipticals in the Virgo Cluster

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We present in this paper the deepest Arecibo HI observations of Virgo cluster dwarf ellipticals (dEs) taken to date. Based on this data we argue that a significant fraction of Virgo cluster dEs recently underwent evolution. Our new observations consist of HI 21-cm line observations for 22 classified dE galaxies with optical radial velocities consistent with… (More)

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