Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 50 - 50.5 - Concept Check - Page 1130: 2


Active transport is required to relax muscle fibers, which is not possible when an animal has died.

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Rigor mortis kicks in when ATP stores are depleted in the body several hours after death.
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