Color polymorphism of a shell and the aminotranferase activity in Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam. tissues

TitleColor polymorphism of a shell and the aminotranferase activity in Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam. tissues
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKulikova, AD, Andreenko, TI, Soldatov, AA
Abbreviated Key TitleDopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr.
Date Published3/2014

Using the method of digital photo processing, four color groups of Mytilus galloprovincialis are determined: black, intermediate, dark and light brown. The activities of alanine and aspartate aminotransferases taking part in processes of anaerobic metabolism between groups are significantly different. The highest divergence (1.5–2.8 times) was observed between the edge groups with black and light brown shell color. This is apparently related to mussel’s adaptation to environmental conditions of rocky shores and seabed ecotops.

Keywordsaminotranferase activity, Mytilus galloprovincialis Lam., polymorphism

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