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, vol.68, no.2, pp.165-168, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/11250000109356402
  • Journal Name: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Animal Behavior Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-168

Abstract

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.