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Serum proteins of Canada goose (Branta canadensis) subspecies

January 1, 1977

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 Year 1977
Title Serum proteins of Canada goose (Branta canadensis) subspecies
DOI 10.2307/1367177
Authors R.P. Morgan, S. T. Sulkin, C. J. Henny
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Condor
Index ID 5220928
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center