The change in the load-sustaining ability and in the series elasticity in Mytilus smooth muscle during isotonic shortening.

1. The change in the ability to sustain a load and the change in the series elasticity in the anterior byssal retractor muscle (a.b.r.m.) of Mytilus edulis during isotonic shortening was studied by recording the length changes following step changes in load. 2. When a load of 0.7--0.9 P0 WAs applied after a period of isotonic shortening under a small load… CONTINUE READING