Species-specific proteins in closely-related seahorses

Thangaraj, M and Lipton, A P (2004) Species-specific proteins in closely-related seahorses. Current Science, 86 (12). pp. 1645-1647.



Non-denatured polyacrylanlide gel shows the respective species-specific characteristics on the muscle protein of' Hippocampus kuda and N. trirnacrtiahs. Two proteins; of molecular weight 66.8 and 39.8 kDa were found exclusively in 11. kuda. These constituted about 69.8 and 16.2% respectively of its protein. In M. trintucuirtus, two other specific proteins with molecular weight of 674.3 and 50.5 kDa were recorded, which constituted 46.0 and 7.5% respectively of its protein. These species-specific proteins are important for species identification, which paves avenues for further characterization and upgrading of the available information on seahorse taxonomy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Species-specific proteins; seahorses; Hippocampus kuda
Subjects:Demersal Fishes > Seahorse
Biochemistry > Bioactive compounds
Biochemistry > Biochemical composition
ID Code:6118
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:08 Nov 2010 15:00
Last Modified:08 Nov 2010 15:03

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