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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/11250000109356402
  • Title of Journal : ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • 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.