Clinal variation in the specific activity of lactate dehydrogenase-B

Douglas L Crawford, A. R. Place, D. A. Powers

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Abstract

LDH-B4 specific activity was determined from Fundulus heteroclitus collected in the field and from laboratory-acclimated fish from four latitudinally distinct populations. The differences in the enzyme activity between populations for both field-caught and laboratory-acclimated fish are significant, with the northern populations having the highest LDH-B4 enzyme activity. This clinal variation in enzyme activity is consistent with an evolutionary mechanism that compensates for lower environmental temperatures in colder northern latitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-113
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental Zoology
Volume255
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Clinal variation in the specific activity of lactate dehydrogenase-B. / Crawford, Douglas L; Place, A. R.; Powers, D. A.

In: Journal of Experimental Zoology, Vol. 255, No. 1, 24.09.1990, p. 110-113.

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