On the path to extinction: Inbreeding and admixture in a declining grey wolf population

  title={On the path to extinction: Inbreeding and admixture in a declining grey wolf population},
  author={Daniel G{\'o}mez-S{\'a}nchez and I{\~n}igo Olalde and Natalia Sastre and Conrad Ense{\~n}at and Rafael Carrasco and Tom{\`a}s Marqu{\`e}s-Bonet and Carles Lalueza-Fox and Jennifer A. Leonard and Carles Vil{\`a} and Oscar Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  pages={3599 - 3612}
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