Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 35 - Self-Quiz - Page 619: 14



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The sarcoplasmic reticulum is a special type of endoplasmic reticulum. It winds around the myofibril and is the storage place for calcium ions. An action potential opens voltage-gated calcium channels in the sarcoplasmic reticulum, allowing calcium ions to exit the muscle fiber.
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