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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (14): 2455–2464.
Published: 15 June 2004
...Michael S. Tu; Thomas L. Daniel SUMMARY The synchronous wing depressor muscles of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta undergo large amplitude motions at lengths that lie entirely on the ascending region of their twitch lengthtension curve. Moreover, these muscles bear a striking functional resemblance...
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J Exp Biol (1989) 144 (1): 479–494.
Published: 1 July 1989
... in that the timing of their cyclic contractions is determined largely by mechanical events and not by phasic input from motor neurons. Such muscles Present address: Biology Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. (Key words: insect, flight muscle, length-tension, twitch, tetanus, stress relaxation...