Volume density and distribution of mitochondria in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) skeletal muscle

@article{Watson2006VolumeDA,
  title={Volume density and distribution of mitochondria in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) skeletal muscle},
  author={Rebecca R. Watson and Shane Kanatous and Daniel F. Cowan and Julie W. Wen and Violet C. Han and Randall W. Davis},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2006},
  volume={177},
  pages={89-98}
}
Recent studies have shown that harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) have an increased skeletal muscle mitochondrial volume density that may be an adaptation for maintaining aerobic metabolism during diving. However, these studies were based on single samples taken from locomotory muscles. In this study, we took multiple samples from a transverse section of the epaxial (primary locomotory) muscles and single samples from the m. pectoralis (secondary locomotory) muscle of five wild harbor seals. Average… CONTINUE READING

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