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Biochemical identification of the mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, and black duck, A. rubripes

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B

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DOI: 10.1016/0305-0491(76)90206-6

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Abstract

1. 1. Eleven tissue systems from mallards and black ducks were examined for soluble proteins, lactate dehydrogenases and non-specific esterases through discontinuous polyacrylamide techniques. 2. 2. Biochemical relationships between the black duck and mallard are extremely similar. 3. 3. Hemoglobins and lactate dehydrogenase appear to be common in electrophoretic mobility between the two species. 4. 4. Approximately 89% of the soluble proteins and 58% of the non-specific esterases are common among the two species, indicating both biochemical similarity at the genus level and species-specificity.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Biochemical identification of the mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, and black duck, A. rubripes
Series title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B
DOI:
10.1016/0305-0491(76)90206-6
Volume
53
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
499-503
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B
First page:
499
Last page:
503