Serum proteins of Canada goose (Branta canadensis) subspecies

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Serum proteins from nine subspecies of Canada Geese (Brunta canadensis) were analyzed through the use of column and slab acrylamide electrophoresis. Variation was minimal within a subspecies, although all the subspecies were closely related. B. c. leucopareia appeared to be the most distinct subspecies, while maxima and moffitti were the most similar. Our preliminary findings suggest that the electrophoresis techniques are sensitive enough to identify some of the subspecies; however, baseline data from breeding ranges of all subspecies are required.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Serum proteins of Canada goose (Branta canadensis) subspecies
Series title Condor
DOI 10.2307/1367177
Volume 79
Issue 2
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher Oxford Academic
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 275
Last page 278
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