epaxial muscle

epaxial muscle

[e¦pak·sē·əl ¦məs·əl]
(anatomy)
Any of the dorsal trunk muscles of vertebrates.
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After biometric measurements, Approximately 2g of the epaxial muscle on the dorsal surface of the fish from each sample were dissected washed with distilled water, dried in filter paper, weighed, packed in polyethylene bags and kept at -20C until analysis.
For analysis, 2-5 g of epaxial muscle from the dorsal surface, whole liver and four gill racers from each fish dissected were collected, weighed and dried at 70 oC for 24-48 h until they reached a constant weight.
Water-soluble protein extracts were obtained separately from epaxial muscle and combinations of eye and brain and stored at -60 C.