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Keywords: tailshaker muscleClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (8): 1291–1297.
Published: 15 April 2003
.... In this study, we used sonomicrometry and electromyography to test the relative contributions of energy reduction and energy recycling strategies in the tailshaker muscles of western diamondback rattlesnakes ( Crotalus atrox ). We found that tailshaker muscle contractions produce a mean strain of 3...