Globular cluster systems of six shell galaxies

@article{GSikkema2006GlobularCS,
  title={Globular cluster systems of six shell galaxies},
  author={G.Sikkema and Reynier F. Peletier and D.Carter and Edwin Valentijn and Marc Balcells},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2006},
  volume={458},
  pages={53-67}
}
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