Identification and species characterization of some North American minnows by electrophoresis

  • Ferguson M
  • 1

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 1

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

The LDH and MDH phenotypes of Notropis comutus, Nocomis biguttatus, Pimephales promelas, P. notatus, Rhinichthys atratulus and Semotilus atromaculatus show no apparent intraspecific variation. All species with the exception of Notropis comutus and Rhinichthys atratulus possess unique MDH phenotypes. Those two species can be readily differentiated on the basis of their LDH phenotypes. This represents a rapid, simple, inexpensive technique for an unambiguous separation and identification of otherwise similar, closely related species. © 1981.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cyprinidae
  • LDH
  • MDH
  • Nocomis
  • Notropis
  • Pimephales
  • Rhinichthys
  • Semotilus
  • fish
  • isozymes
  • taxonomy

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Moira M. Ferguson

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free