Scaling of contractile properties of catfish feeding muscles.

  title={Scaling of contractile properties of catfish feeding muscles.},
  author={Sam Van Wassenbergh and Anthony Herrel and Matthew F Higgins and Peter Aerts},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={210 Pt 7},
Biomechanical models are intrinsically limited in explaining the ontogenetic scaling relationships for prey capture kinematics in aquatic vertebrates because no data are available on the scaling of intrinsic contractile properties of the muscles that power feeding. However, functional insight into scaling relationships is fundamental to our understanding of the ecology, performance and evolution of animals. In this study, in vitro contractile properties of three feeding muscles were determined… CONTINUE READING