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An attempt to age mallards using eye lens proteins

Journal of Wildlife Management

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Abstract

An analysis of insoluble protein content of eye lenses from 59 known-age mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) indicated a slight increase between 8-9 months and 7 years of age. Nearly a complete overlapping of the insoluble protein content of individuals of different ages was apparent showing that the technique cannot be used to separate adult year classes of mallards. These results are contrary to findings reported for selected mammalian species; a possible explanation for the dissimilarity is discussed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An attempt to age mallards using eye lens proteins
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume
38
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
138-141
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
138
Last page:
141
Number of Pages:
4