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AuthorsH. Saint Girons, J. Detrait
TitleCommunautés antigéniques des venins et systématique des Elapinae
JournalBijdragen tot de Dierkunde
Volume50
Year1980
Issue1
Pages96-104
ISSN0067-8546
AbstractA study, by immunoelectrophoresis and immunodiffusion of the shared antigens in venoms from 15 genera and 29 species of Old World Elapinae, tested with 9 reference immune sera, yielded a number of results of phylogenetic and systematic significance: 1. The genus Dendroaspis differs markedly from all the other Elapinae. 2. The Australian Elapinae do not constitute an homogeneous group: many genera possess numerous shared antigens with Bungarus and to a lesser extent with Naja, whereas Oxyuranus, Parademansia and Pseudonaja have very weak cross-reactivity with other Elapinae. 3. The African Naja differ to some extent from the Asiatic ones. The latter are homogeneous and seem to belong to a single species, Naja naja.
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