Fish muscle physiology is the scientific study of how the component parts of fish muscle function together in the living fish. It can be contrasted with fish anatomy, which is the study of the form or morphology of fishes. In practice, fish anatomy and physiology complement each other, the former dealing with the structure of a fish, its organs or component parts and how they are put together, such as might be observed on the dissecting table or under the microscope, and the later dealing with how those components function together in the living fish. Physiological properties of fish muscle therefore, is the total breakdown of the muscle components and there various role in the muscle. Muscle development cannot as well be left out in understanding of the muscle properties. Red muscle fibres are commonly confined to a narrow strip along the lateral line and constitute less than 10 % of the myotomal musculature. Intermediate or pink fibres are in accordance to their name not only intermediate in position between red and white muscle fibres but also in many other aspects. The current state of knowledge were reviewed here and the physiological properties of fish muscle ranging from its development (growth), structure, physical, biochemical and metabolic properties and impact on muscle structure and quality was discussed. It is recommended that more attention should be given to fish muscle physiology in order to enhance fish muscle formation which is directly proportional to fish fast growth. This is believe to help in manipulation of the muscle growth factors to quicken growth and maximize profits in an ideal environment and circumstance.
Fish muscle, physiological properties, muscle development, red muscle, white muscle, pink muscle
Okwuosa, Obinna Ben , Amadi-Ibiam, Christina O. , Omovwohwovie Emmanuel E. "A Review on Fish Growth and Physiological Properties of Fish Muscle Tissue Development" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 6 2021 Page 20-29
Okwuosa, Obinna Ben , Amadi-Ibiam, Christina O. , Omovwohwovie Emmanuel E. "A Review on Fish Growth and Physiological Properties of Fish Muscle Tissue Development" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(6)