X-ray microanalysis of myotomal muscle in the sunbleak, Leucaspius delineatus (Heckel) and goldfish, Carassius auratus gibelio L.
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The functioning of a group of muscle fibres as a tissue that performs a well characterized type of contraction (slow or fast) depends on their biochemical and structural organization that is already well established. The biochemical and structural diversities between three types of fish muscle fibres found also a reflection in the content of light elements. The present work demonstrates significant differences in the content of diffusible elements (Cl, K, Na, and Mg) and bound elements (P and S) between the muscle fibres types. In general all muscle fibre types of goldfish (Carassius auratus gibelio) that belongs to stationary slow-swimming fish has lower K/Na ratios than those in all three fibre types of fast swimming sunbleak (Leucaspius delineatus).
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W. Kilarski, Department of Cytology and Histology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, R. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Krakow, Poland