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African Village Dogs are Genetically Much More Diverse Than Modern Breeds
August 3, 2009
African village dogs are not a mixture of modern breeds but have directly descended from an ancestral pool of indigenous dogs, according to a Cornell-led genetic analysis of hundreds of semi-feral African village dogs.
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