Enolase: Multiple Molecular Forms in Fish Muscle

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Science  23 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3643, pp. 535-537
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3643.535


Starch-gel electrophoresis shows three distinct molecular forms of enolase in each of eight different species of Salmonidae. The three enolases do not appear to be artifacts of isolation, and their electrophoretic patterns are completely reproducible. The patterns are also highly characteristic for each individual species of fish, and together with the overall myogen patterns they represent unequivocal means of taxonomical identification.