Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 14, Issue 9–10, pp 759–769 | Cite as

Erythrocyte enzyme activities in diploid and triploid salamanders (Pleurodeles waltlii) of both sexes

  • I. Audit
  • P. Deparis
  • M. Flavin
  • R. Rosa


Studies of several enzyme activities and of some metabolites in erythrocytes of the newt Pleurodeles waltlii are described. The results indicate that differences exist between enzyme activities in males and females and in diploid and triploid animals. Females have higher erythrocyte enzyme activities than males. However, triploid animals have lower enzyme activities in their erythrocytes than diploid animals; this observation is more striking in females than in males.

Key words

erythrocyte polyploidy newt glycolytic enzymes 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Audit
    • 1
  • P. Deparis
    • 2
  • M. Flavin
    • 2
  • R. Rosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité de Recherches sur les AnémiesINSERM, Hôpital Henri MondorCreteilFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Biologie GénéraleUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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