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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305269842

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14th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305269842

Textbook Problem

A sarcomere shortens when ________.

  1. a. thick filaments shorten
  2. b. thin filaments shorten
  3. c. both thick and thin filaments shorten
  4. d. none of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The skeletal muscles are the voluntary muscles which help in the movement of bones and other structures. The sarcomeres are the contractile units contained in the myofibrils that are connected from one end to the other end. The sliding-filament model explains about the muscle contraction with the help of the proteins, such as actin and myosin.

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