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RE: dinosaur steaks and muscle fiber types



I thought it had something to do with the amounts of myoglobin in the
muscle tissue??

Lauri L. Bartlema
Curatorial Assistant
Conservation Division
Directorate of Environment
Fort Bliss, Texas

> ----------
> From:         Michael Teuton[SMTP:tons@mx.logicsouth.com]
> Reply To:     tons@mx.logicsouth.com
> Sent:         Thursday, January 07, 1999 1:48 PM
> To:   bettyc@flyinggoat.com; dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject:      Re: dinosaur steaks and muscle fiber types
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Betty Cunningham <bettyc@flyinggoat.com>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 12:12 PM
> Subject: Re: dinosaur steaks and muscle fiber types
> 
> <snip>
> >What precludes a white meat and a red meat on the same animal?
> >
> >-Betty Cunningham
> >
> Nothing.  Red fibers are fast twitch for bursts of speed (like on
> cats) and
> white fibers are for endurance (like bird breasts).  {if white is slow
> twitch it isn't so slow on hummingbird's or is their breast muscle red
> muscle?}  There's also cardiac and smooth muscle fibers.
> 
> Michael Teuton
>