Seasonal variability of free amino acids in tissues of the medicinal leech (Hirudo verbana Carena 1820)

Seasonal variability of free amino acids in tissues of the medicinal leech (Hirudo verbana Carena... ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2015, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 385–387. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2015. Original Russian Text © L.V. Chernaya, L.A. Koval’chuk, E.S. Nokhrina, 2015, published in Ekologiya, 2015, No. 4, pp. 317–320. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Seasonal Variability of Free Amino Acids in Tissues of the Medicinal Leech (Hirudo verbana Carena 1820) a a b L. V. Chernaya , L. A. Koval’chuk , and E. S. Nokhrina Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia email: Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital no. 1, ul. S. Deryabinoi 32, Yekaterinburg, 620149 Russia Received October 30, 2014 Keywords: adaptation, seasonal variability, medicinal leeches, free amino acids DOI: 10.1134/S1067413615040050 Medicinal leeches are the best studied group of the Republic) and expressed as µmol/100 g tissue and as a leech fauna due to their practical applications in med percentage of the total amino acid content. On the icine and pharmacology (Kustov et al., 2005; Nikonov, whole, 30 biological samples were prepared, and 2007; Romanova and Klimina, 2010; Petrauskiene 630 elemental determinations were performed. Exper et al., 2011; Elliot and Kutschera, 2011). However, imental data were processed statistically with the Sta Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Seasonal variability of free amino acids in tissues of the medicinal leech (Hirudo verbana Carena 1820)

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