Testing the Sliding-Filament Model

The sliding-filament model postulates that
This diagram shows apparatus with which to test the model.

The results:

The interpretation:

These electron micrographs (courtesy of Dr. H. E. Huxley) show the pattern of striations in stretched muscle and resting muscle.

In the stretched muscle, there is less overlap of the thick and thin filaments.


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18 April 2011