Distribution patterns of muscle fibre types in major muscles of the bull (Bos taurus)

  title={Distribution patterns of muscle fibre types in major muscles of the bull (Bos taurus)},
  author={Geir K{\aa}re Totland and Harald Kryvi},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
The study describes the variations in distribution and cross-sectional area (fibre size) of three muscle fibre types (I, IIA, IIB) in 34 of the largest muscles of the bull (Bos taurus). The animals had been kept strictly unexercised for one year before slaughter. Representative sampling was done at 15 positions within each muscle, and from 2700 to 4500 fibres were analysed in each muscle. Different intermuscular patterns are described. The overall volume fraction (%) of type I fibres was about… CONTINUE READING

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