Estimation of Some Genetic and Physiological Variables of Iraqi Desert Snake Cerastes gasperettii

Authors

  • Samir M. Khalaf1 , Haitham L. Abdulhadi1, Banan R. Dabdoub2 , Luay H. Ali1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1466

Keywords:

Cerastes Sp., snake, blood, chromosome, PCR

Abstract

This study nominate the first blood indicate ranges for desert snake (Cerastes gasperettii) , Twenty-eight

samples of the species under study were collected during field trips in the study area (Anbar desert located

at western sector of Iraq about 400 kilometers west of Baghdad City).The examined hematologic values of

the (Cerastes gasperettii) snake showed the highest erythrocyte ,WBC , hemoglobin ,MCH , MCHC and

hematocrit value in male when a compared with females, The MCV value was found to be the highest in

females and the lowest in male, karyological study revealed that the chromosome number is 2n (diploid)

and the fundamental number (ZW) is 34 in male and female. DNA fragment was observed by agarose gel

electrophoresis for CTNNB1 and WAC specific primers, the derived fragments ranged from approximately

600 bp, Additionally, in the CTNNB1 specific primer amplification of DNA fragments was found in male

and female and ranged from approximately 900-bp DNA band

Author Biography

Samir M. Khalaf1 , Haitham L. Abdulhadi1, Banan R. Dabdoub2 , Luay H. Ali1

1Biology department Education college for pure sciences University of Anbar-Iraq, 2Biology department

Education college for pure sciences /Mosul University -Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Samir M. Khalaf1 , Haitham L. Abdulhadi1, Banan R. Dabdoub2 , Luay H. Ali1. (2020). Estimation of Some Genetic and Physiological Variables of Iraqi Desert Snake Cerastes gasperettii. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 603-608. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1466

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