Morphological and functional aspects of the arrangement of connective tissue and muscle fibres in the tail of the Mexican axolotl, Siredon mexicanum (Shaw) (Amphibia, Urodela).

@article{Willemse1977MorphologicalAF,
  title={Morphological and functional aspects of the arrangement of connective tissue and muscle fibres in the tail of the Mexican axolotl, Siredon mexicanum (Shaw) (Amphibia, Urodela).},
  author={J. Willemse},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  year={1977},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          266-85
        }
}
  • J. Willemse
  • Published 1977
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta anatomica
In the lateral musculature of the axolotl tail a multipennate arrangement of muscle fibres is found in the 3rd postanal myomere and all following myomeres. This arrangement appears in larval stages as soon as the myomeres concerned are fully differentiated. Within a myomere a uniform degree of contraction of the muscle fibres may be achieved either by helical arrangement as seen in Teleosts, by diminishing fibre length in medial direction or by a combination of both phenomena. The relation… Expand
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