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Muscle tissue facilitates movement of the animal by contraction of individual muscle cells (referred to as muscle fibers). Three types of muscle fibers occur in animals (the only taxonomic kingdom to have muscle cells): skeletal (striated) smooth; cardiac; Muscle tissue and organization is shown in Figure 10.


Muscle Cell Definition. A muscle cell, known technically as a myocyte, is a specialized animal cell which can shorten its length using a series of motor proteins specially arranged within the cell. While several associated proteins help, actin and myosin form thick and thin filaments which slide past each other to contract small units of a ...


Animal cells. As with all of Earth’s organisms, animals are built from microscopic structures called cells. Cells are the basic unit of life and these microscopic structures work together and perform all the necessary functions to keep an animal alive.


Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals. Muscle cells contain protein filaments of actin and myosin that slide past one another, producing a contraction that changes both the length and the shape of the cell. Muscles function to produce force and motion.They are primarily responsible for maintaining and changing posture, locomotion, as well as movement of internal organs, such as the ...


A muscle cell is a special kind of cell that makes up an organism's muscle tissues. The muscles allow independent movement and regulate biological functions such as digestion and heartbeat. These cells are further specialized into distinct types based on their location and functions. All of them ...


Diagram of the Structure of a Muscle Cell (also called a muscle fibre). The structure of a muscle cell can be explained using a diagram labelling muscle filaments, myofibrils, sarcoplasm, cell nuclei (nuclei is the plural word for the singular nucleus), sarcolemma, and the fascicle of which the muscle fibre is part. The structure of muscle fibers is included in courses in human biology and ...


The third muscle cell group is the group that controls the beating of the heart, the cardiac muscle cell. Smooth Muscle Cells and Hollow Spaces The human body has several hollow spaces within its organs and it is the smooth muscle cell group that controls the automatic movement occurring within those spaces.


Since hundreds of papers have been published on the topic of muscle-derived (muscle and adipose) stem cells, and their potential use for a variety of medical and agricultural applications, this paper is designed to address practical aspects of contemporary skeletal muscle stem cell research with specific application to animal agriculture.


Each cell is unusual in that it has several nuclei and when examined under the microscope appears striped or striated. This appearance gives the muscle its names of striped or striated muscle. Each cell of striated muscle contains hundreds, or even thousands, of microscopic fibres each one with its own striped appearance.


Animal and plant cells have certain structures in common. Many cells are specialised and are adapted for their function. ... For example, muscle cells bring parts of the body closer together.