A serological investigation of the Bufo bufo (Anura, Bufonidae) populations in southern Marmara (Manyas, Balikesir) and Eastern Black Sea (Camlihemsin, Rize) regions
ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.68, no.2, pp.165-168, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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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.