The gastrocnemius muscle from white mice (Swiss Webster, female; NLW, male and female; varying in age from 6 to 13 weeks and in body mass from 8 to 36 gm) were analyzed by means of Huxley's Equation for Heterauxic Growth where double logarithmic plots were performed of muscle size as a function of body mass. These mice had been grown in normal gravity. Relative wet mass, relative dry mass, and percent dry mass did not display significant changes with body mass. Percent noncollagen nitrogen [NCN] in the dry muscle, however, did show an effect which was not significantly different from that anticipated from Galileo's Principle of Similitude: [NCN] ∝ (Body Mass)1/3.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Wunder, Charles C. and Bird, John W. C.
"Growth of the White-Mouse Gastrocnemius Muscle I. In Terrestrial Gravity,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 76:
, Article 48.
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