red muscle fibre

red muscle fibre

a constituent of skeletal muscle having a slow twitch response, which is concerned with sustained activity. The red coloration is due to the presence of MYOGLOBIN.
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Slow twitchers prefer less aggressive movements like marching, which utilizes red muscle fibre.
Although the red muscle in the pirarucu is less important for aquaculture production, a thick layer of red muscle fibres along the whole body lateral line may be directly involved with the breathing behaviour.
Treatment with L-carnitine reversed the loss of free camitine in red muscle fibres only, with no effect on the total camitine concentration in white muscle fibres.