Changes in blood-serum proteins, erythrocyte count, and size of Pelophylax bedriagae (CAMERANO, 1882) during metamorphosis


HERPETOZOA, cilt.24, ss.3-11, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: HERPETOZOA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3-11


In the present study, an increase was found in both albumin and globulin fractions relative to the total amount of blood-serum proteins during metamorphosis of Pelophylax bedriagae (CAMERANO, 1852), from Menemen (Izmir, Turkey). The concentration of the protein fractions remained stable after the completion of metamorphosis. In addition, it was observed that the following processes happened during metamorphosis: the erythrocytes, which had been more oval in the larval period, became less ellipsoid upon a gradual increase in their widths, and the erythrocyte concentration decreased with increasing erythrocyte size.