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Evolutionary Relationships of Salamanders in the Genus Triturus: The View from Immunology
Stephen D. Busack, Barbara G. Jericho, Linda R. Maxson and Thomas Uzzell
Vol. 44, No. 3 (Sep., 1988), pp. 307-316
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3892345
Page Count: 10
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Albumin evolution in 12 taxa of the genus Triturus was studied by the quantitative immunological technique of micro-complement fixation. Interpopulation albumin variation was identified within T. marmoratus and within the T. cristatus complex. Triturus cristatus and T. carnifex have very similar albumins and are each other's closest relatives; T. marmoratus is their next closest relative. All phylogenetic trees derived from reciprocal immunological distances indicate that the main lineages of modern Triturus diverged during the middle Miocene. These lineages are represented today by the T. helveticus, T. alpestris, and T. cristatus species groups.
Herpetologica © 1988 Herpetologists' League