Multiple Hemoglobins in Fishes

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Science  03 Apr 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3353, pp. 899-900
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3353.899


Paper electrophoregrams of the hemoglobins from 14 species of fresh- and salt-water fish demonstrated from one to three components. The relative distribution of these fractions was determined for all species. Mobilities of the three hemoglobins of rainbow trout were calculated from moving-boundary patterns. Low anodal mobility at pH 8.8 was characteristic of many species examined.