Why Do Birds Have White And Dark Meat? (And Do We?)

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Why do chickens and turkeys have white meat and dark meat? And, like, gross, but .. do humans have the same thing? It’s all about our muscles: what they’re made of, and what they’re made for. Quick Questions has the answers!
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Sources:
http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/81/11/1810.long
http://college.holycross.edu/faculty/kprestwi/exphys/lecture/ExPhysEx1Lect_pdf/ExPhys_03_L09_Fiber_Type.pdf
http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/turkeymeat.html
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-difference-between-white-meat-and-dark-meat.htm
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/biology/atp.html
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/547glycogen.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/fastandslowtwitch/soleus.shtml

1 COMMENT

  1. These quickie answers are delightful. I only wish the young men speaking would talk a bit slower. It is hard to catch all the details in their rapid-fire delivery. I’m a native English speaker, but even I don’t catch everything, and I’m guessing that non-native English speakers would have an even harder time.

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