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Immune differences in captive and free-ranging zebras (Equus zebra and E. quagga)

Immune differences in captive and free-ranging zebras (Equus zebra and E. quagga)

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SEEBER, Peter A., Thomas MORRISON, Alix ORTEGA, Marion L. EAST, Alex D. GREENWOOD, Gábor Á. CZIRJÁK, 2020. Immune differences in captive and free-ranging zebras (Equus zebra and E. quagga). In: Mammalian Biology : Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde. Springer. 100(2), pp. 155-164. ISSN 1616-5047. eISSN 1618-1476. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s42991-020-00006-0

@article{Seeber2020-04Immun-49170, title={Immune differences in captive and free-ranging zebras (Equus zebra and E. quagga)}, year={2020}, doi={10.1007/s42991-020-00006-0}, number={2}, volume={100}, issn={1616-5047}, journal={Mammalian Biology : Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde}, pages={155--164}, author={Seeber, Peter A. and Morrison, Thomas and Ortega, Alix and East, Marion L. and Greenwood, Alex D. and Czirják, Gábor Á.} }

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