Blood serum proteins of specimens belonging to Pelodytes caucasicus and Pelobates syriacus populations were compared qualitatively and quantitively by means of polyacrylamide disc electrophoresis and densitometry methods. It was determined that the blood serum proteins of both populations demonstrated qualitative and quantitive differences. This result supports the morphological and osteological studies emphasizing the fact that the genus Pelodytes needs to be treated as a separate family (Pelodytidae).
Anura, Pelodytes caucasicus, Pelobates syriacus, blood-serum proteins, polyacrylamide disc electrophoresis
TOSUNOĞLU, MURAT and ARIKAN, HÜSEYİN (2007) "A Serological Investigation of Pelodytes caucasicus and Pelobates syriacus (Amphibia, Anura) Populations in Turkey," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 31: No. 4, Article 15. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol31/iss4/15