There are five G6P-specific G6PD isozymes in both brook and lake trout. The most anodal isozyme in each species has the same electrophoretic mobility; however, the five lake trout isozymes are more widely spaced on polyacrylamide gels than are those from brook trout. In hybrids, i.e., splake trout, nine forms of G6PD can be resolved. These results can be explained by a model in which we assume that each isozyme is a tetramer and that two different subunit types are produced. In splake trout, three electrophoretically distinct subunits yield 15 tetramers. That only nine are detected is a consequence of coincident electrophoretic mobility of some of the possible subunit combinations. Our results indicate that the G6PD isozymes in these trout are the products of two codominant autosomal gene loci. The hypothesis that G6PD and H6PD arose from a common ancestral type G6PD is supported by microcomplement fixation data which show an immunochemical relatedness between these enzymes. The relationship of G6PD and H6PD in trout is discussed from an evolutionary standpoint.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1973|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Molecular Biology