Miscellanea zoologica hungarica

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Author(s): Gubányi, A. & Pekli, J.
Title: Contribution to the knowledge of green frog populations (Rana esculenta complex, Anura, Amphibia) of the Kis-Balaton Landscape Protection Area, Hungary
Year: 1991
Publication date: 1991-10-15
Volume: 6
Pages: 13-22.

Abstract: Biometrical and serological properties of 172 green frogs from three sampling sites were examined, in order to determine the population structure of water frogs. According to electrophoretic phenotypes of LDH-B (lactate-dehydrogenase) intermediate migrating lessonae allele (Li) and slow migrating ridibunda allele (Ls) were the most common. Fast (Rf) and slow (Rs) migrating ridibunda alleles were not found in homozygous form and only one sample manifested them in heterozygous form. LTCIL and DPCIL were the most adequate morphometric ratios for morphological discrimination. Morphological and biochemical data suggest, that there was a L-E population system in the Kis-Balaton Landscape Protection Area during the years 1989-1990. These results are in contrast with lessonae-esculenta-ridibunda mixed population investigated earlier.
Keywords: Rana esculenta complex, population structure, morphological discrimination, biochemical discrimination, Kis-Balaton Landscape Protection Area

Journal: Miscellanea zoologica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.
ISSN: 0230-9017
Publisher: Múzsák Közművelődési Kiadó, Budapest
Editor(s): Forró, L., Murai, É., Pintér, L. & Nemes, I.