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The catecholamine content of the adrenal glands of frogs as an index of phylogenetic relationships

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Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
10
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DOI: 10.1016/0010-4035(72)90022-5
Keywords
  • Adrenaline
  • Noradrenaline
  • Adrenal Gland In Frogs
  • Litoriaspp
  • Cycloranasp
  • Neobatrachusspp
  • Criniasp
  • Limnodynastesspp
  • Frog Catecholamines

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. The predominance of individual catecholamines in the adrenal glands of frogs from south-east Australia is associated with the family to which the species belongs. 2. 2. Adrenaline predominated in all 8 species representing the Hylidae, and noradrenaline in 6 of 7 leptodactylid species. 3. 3. Adrenal catecholamines are probably conservative in the evolutionary sense and provide an index of phylogenetic relationships.

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