For an assignment I have to differentiate the three types of muscle tissues in these three pictures . I'm having difficulty seeing the striations and branches etc. because the pictures are so small. Am I missing something?
Without answering the problem for you, because you have not shown work yet to try to figure out which is which, let me tell you that you have three options.
- Skeletal Muscle- striated, peripherally located nuclei, same thickness along length, non-branching
- Cardiac Muscle- striated, few centrally located nuclei, branches and anastamosis
- Smooth Muscle- non-striated, centrally located single nucleus per cell, tapering ends
Now, hopefully, based on your pictures, which are indeed sufficient for you to figure out which is which, you can answer your own question. Good luck!