A preliminary study on the isozyme patterns and taxonomy of tropical sponges

Miriam Urbaneja, Alan L. Lin

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Abstract

1. 1. Twelve species of sponges have been grouped into three taxa according to the isozyme patterns of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD, EC 1.1.1.49), malate dehydrogenase (MDH, EC 1.1.1.37) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH, EC 1.1.1.27). 2. 2. Analysis of sponges using isozyme patterns for G6PD and MDH are in basic agreement with previously identified taxonomic groupings. 3. 3. However, the electrophoretic patterns of superoxide dismutase (SOD, EC 1.15.1.1) in these 12 sponges displayed large interspecific variation, preventing these patterns from being used successfully to group any of the sponges. 4. 4. Analysis using correlation coefficients also supports the classification scheme based on the isozyme patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-373
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

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