(A) Mean conductance in three different HMDP strains where thick and thin bars denote standard error and standard deviation, respectively. (B) Sets of conductances generated to be representative of individual cells within ventricular tissue of the three strains by assigning normally distributed random values to the , and conductances using experimentally determined means and standard deviations. The blue, green, and red points correspond to the three HMDP strains with low (C57BL/6J), medium (CXB1/ByJ), and high (BXA25/PgnJ) conductance, respectively, and the grey points are the results of the three-sensor GES search (same as Figure 3F). (C) Variable AP waveforms in uncoupled myocytes with conductances randomly chosen from the distribution shown in B for C57BL/6J and D) AP waveforms for coupled myocytes in tissue for C57BL/6J and the two other strains. AP waveforms of uncoupled cells vary significantly from cell to cell as observed experimentally (Fig. Figure 5—figure supplement 1) but are uniform in electrotonically coupled cells, as expected. (E) Histograms of Ca2+ transient (CaT) amplitude (Ca) and action potential duration (APD) for C57BL/6J in electrotonically uncoupled and coupled cells. Importantly, in coupled cells, the more uniform APD translates into a much more uniform CaT amplitude, reflecting the strong effect of the cell’s APD on its CaT amplitude. (F) Distribution of CaT amplitudes within electrotonically coupled cells in tissue scale simulations using the parameter distributions from B. The three strains have the same mean CaT amplitude averaged over all cells marked by a thick vertical gray line, thereby demonstrating that compensation of Ca2+ and K+ currents remains operative at a tissue scale. (G) Distribution of CaT amplitudes obtained by varying only conductance and with and conductances fixed to their reference values. Lack of compensation between Ca2+ and K+ currents in this case yields different mean CaT amplitude.