Mutually exclusive muscle designs: the power output of the locomotory and sonic muscles of the oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau).

@article{Young2001MutuallyEM,
  title={Mutually exclusive muscle designs: the power output of the locomotory and sonic muscles of the oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau).},
  author={Iain S. Young and Lawrence C Rome},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={268 1480},
  pages={
          1965-70
        }
}
Animals perform a vast array of motor activities. Although it has generally been accepted that muscles are well suited to the function that they must perform, specialization for performing one function may compromise their ability for carrying out another. We examined this principle in the toadfish muscular system: slow-twitch red and fast-twitch white myotomal muscles are used for powering swimming at relatively low frequencies, while the superfast swimbladder muscle powers mating calls by… CONTINUE READING
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