In this work, the most commercially important Selachian species, smooth-hound (Mustelus mustelus) and starry smoothhound (Mustelus asterias), have been identified by polyacrylamide isoelectric focusing (IEF-PAGE), along with several shark species of minor commercial value. In Italy, these two smoothhound species are commonly subjected to fraudulent substitution with lesser valued sharks. After the electrophoretic runs, the band patterns of the two Mustelus species were compared with those of dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula), spurdog (Squalus acanthias), blue shark (Prionace glauca) and black-mouthed dogfish (Galeus melanostomus), both visually and with gel analysis software. The actual isoelectric points were then submitted to cluster analysis to differentiate the single species, despite the possible occurrence of electrophoretic variations or protein polymorphism. Every shark showed species-specific band patterns and could therefore be well differentiated, as confirmed by statistical analysis.

Computer assisted evaluation of IEF patterns in electrophoretic gels : identification of Smoothhounds (Mustelus mustelus, Mustelus asterias) and comparison with lower value sharks / P. Renon, M.M. Colombo, F. Colombo, R. Malandra, P.A. Biondi. - In: ELECTROPHORESIS. - ISSN 0173-0835. - 22:8(2001 May), pp. 1534-1538.

Computer assisted evaluation of IEF patterns in electrophoretic gels : identification of Smoothhounds (Mustelus mustelus, Mustelus asterias) and comparison with lower value sharks

M.M. Colombo;F. Colombo;P.A. Biondi
2001-05

Abstract

In this work, the most commercially important Selachian species, smooth-hound (Mustelus mustelus) and starry smoothhound (Mustelus asterias), have been identified by polyacrylamide isoelectric focusing (IEF-PAGE), along with several shark species of minor commercial value. In Italy, these two smoothhound species are commonly subjected to fraudulent substitution with lesser valued sharks. After the electrophoretic runs, the band patterns of the two Mustelus species were compared with those of dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula), spurdog (Squalus acanthias), blue shark (Prionace glauca) and black-mouthed dogfish (Galeus melanostomus), both visually and with gel analysis software. The actual isoelectric points were then submitted to cluster analysis to differentiate the single species, despite the possible occurrence of electrophoretic variations or protein polymorphism. Every shark showed species-specific band patterns and could therefore be well differentiated, as confirmed by statistical analysis.
Cluster analysis; Fish identification; Gel analysis; Isoelectric focusing; Sharks
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ELECTROPHORESIS
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