Skeletal Muscle

Skeletal striated muscle is muscle tissue that is under voluntary control.  Most skeletal muscle, as its name implies, is attached to bones by tendons.  A skeletal muscle is made up of muscle fibers which are formed from a fusion of myoblasts.  The muscle fibers are long, cylindrical multinuceated cells composed of actin and myosin myofibrils in the form of the basic functional unit, the sarcomere.

This slide shows the nuclei of the muscle fibers are the dark areas in the periphery.  Virtual Microscopy

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