Atrophy of a breast muscle with a single fibre type (M. pectoralis) in fasting willow grouse, Lagopus lagopus (L.).

@article{Grammeltvedt1978AtrophyOA,
  title={Atrophy of a breast muscle with a single fibre type (M. pectoralis) in fasting willow grouse, Lagopus lagopus (L.).},
  author={R Grammeltvedt},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={1978},
  volume={205 2},
  pages={
          195-204
        }
}
The willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus) are arctic gallinaceous birds with small fat stores and large muscles. In winter, these birds may starve for periods of several days. It was important to know which energy reserves were utlized during periods of starvation. Body composition of female willow grouse and Bantam hens was studied before and after fasting. Grouse have much larger breast muscles than do Bantams, but reproductive organs are larger in hens. The relative amounts of adipose tissue are… CONTINUE READING

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