Nonspecific esterases in the muscle, heart, kidney and liver tissues of wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) were examined by horizontal starch gel electrophoresis. Zymogram bands corresponding to Es-10 and Es-4 in the muscle, heart, kidney and liver homogenates, Es-3 and Es-17 in the kidney and liver, Es-18 in the liver tissue, Es-15 in kidney and liver, Es-2 in the muscle and heart, Es-16 in the heart tissue were detected. These findings showed that nonspecific esterases are very polymorphic and tissue-specific, and are not of taxonomic importance for the populations of Rattus norvegicus.
ÇOLAK, REYHAN; YİĞİT, NURİ; ÇOLAK, ERCÜMENT; SÖZEN, MUSTAFA; and ÖZKURT, ŞAKİR (2000) "Nonspecific Esterase Patterns of Rattus norvegicus(Berkenhout, 1769) in Western Turkey," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 24: No. 4, Article 15. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol24/iss4/15