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Record: oai:ARNO:504536

AuthorsH. Saint Girons, J. Detrait
TitleCommunautés antigéniques des venins et systématique des Elapinae
JournalBijdragen tot de Dierkunde
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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