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


TOSUNOGLU M., Taskavak 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.