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Table 4.

Fibre composition of the extensor digitorum longus and soleus muscles of some shrew species

Fibre types, I/IIA/IIB/IID (%)
Shrew speciesBody mass (g)EDLSoleus
Suncus etruscus 2.2 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 
Sorex araneus* 7-10 — 0 / 0 / 2 / 98 
Crocidura russula 8.4 0 / 0 / 58 / 42 0 / 0 / 54 / 46 
Suncus murinus 20-60 — 0 / 93 / 7 / 0 
Fibre types, I/IIA/IIB/IID (%)
Shrew speciesBody mass (g)EDLSoleus
Suncus etruscus 2.2 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 
Sorex araneus* 7-10 — 0 / 0 / 2 / 98 
Crocidura russula 8.4 0 / 0 / 58 / 42 0 / 0 / 54 / 46 
Suncus murinus 20-60 — 0 / 93 / 7 / 0 

EDL, extensor digitorum longus.

*

Data from Savolainen and Vornanen(1995); data from Suzuki(1990).

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