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Title: Contractile properties and the inheritance of myosin heavy chains in Oreochromis species with different temperature tolerances
Author(s): Crockford, Tony
Johnston, Ian A
McAndrew, Brendan
Mutungi, Gabriel
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Keywords: contractile properties
Issue Date: Sep-1996
Date Deposited: 23-Oct-2012
Citation: Crockford T, Johnston IA, McAndrew B & Mutungi G (1996) Contractile properties and the inheritance of myosin heavy chains in Oreochromis species with different temperature tolerances. Journal of Fish Biology, 49 (3), pp. 541-544.
Abstract: Fast muscle fibres from Oreochromis andersonii generated higher isometric stresses at low temperature than fibres from O. niloticus, a less cold-tolerant species. Hybrid fish showed codominant expression of myosin heavy chain sub-units but the force generating characteristics of fibres resembled those of the O. niloticus phenotype.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.1996.tb00050.x
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