Taxonomic Study of Alburnus mossulensis, Acanthobrama marmid and Hemiculter leucisculus by Electrophoresis of Proteins in Southern Iraqi Marsh Land

A. J. Al-Faisal, A. R. Mohamed, T. S. Ali

Abstract


Leuciscine fishes (samnan) from southern Iraqi marshes (Hammar, Chybiyesh and Huwaza marshes) were classified depending on electrophoretic protiens analysis. Fish samples were collected by seine and fixed gill nets, and electro-fishing gear during the period from October 2006 to August 2007.
The electrophoretic analysis of lateral muscle proteins revealed that SDS-PAGE can be considered a good taxonomic criterion to differentiate among Alburnus mossulensis, Acanthobrama marmid and Hemiculter leucisculus. The results showed that five protein bands were diagnosed in the first species, six bands in the second species and seven bands in the third species. The protein bands for the three species varied in intensity strength and in mobile activity. The molecular weight of protein bands ranged from 18197 to 97723 daltons for A. mossulensis, from 18197 to 97723 daltons for A. marmid and from 19054 to 128824 daltons for H. leucisculus.

Keywords


Electrophoresis, Fish, Alburnus mossulensis, Acanthobrama marmid, Hemiculter leucisculus, Southern Iraqi marshes

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