A serological investigation of the Bufo bufo (Anura, Bufonidae) populations in southern Marmara (Manyas, Balikesir) and Eastern Black Sea (Camlihemsin, Rize) regions


TOSUNOĞLU M. , TAŞKAVAK E.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.68, ss.165-168, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/11250000109356402
  • Dergi Adı: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.165-168

Özet

Conventional taxonomic treatment has resulted in uncertainty as to the taxonomic status of the two subspecies Bufo bufo spinosus and B. b. verrucosissimus in Turkey. Blood-serum proteins of the B. bufo specimens from Manyas and Camlihemsin were compared qualitatively and quantitatively by polyacrylamide-disc electrophoresis and densitometry. The Authors found no significant differences between the blood-serum proteins of the two populations examined, and therefore recommend that B. b. verrucosissimus be synonymized with B. b. spinosus.