Can satellite cells immediately fuse to a myotube/myofiber (meaning it is a myoblast already) or do they differentiate into a myoblast first and then fuse to myotubes/myofibers?

  • $\begingroup$ Where and how have you looked for an answer to this question already? $\endgroup$ – kmm Aug 8 '16 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ Why? I have looked at the (many, slightly different) definitions for what a myoblast is, which leads me to conclude (without certainty) that a myosatellite is a myoblast. I have searched this specific question but of course nothing has come up. I am doing a research project on cultured meat, and all the sources I am using do not mention specifically or imply what a myoblast is. Wikipedia says that myosatellite cells differentiate into myoblasts, from what the definition of a myoblast is it doesn't really add up. $\endgroup$ – Will Cowan Aug 8 '16 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ Why -- so that potential answerers know how much you already know about the topic. It gives them a place to start with their answer. See biology.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask $\endgroup$ – kmm Aug 8 '16 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ I see, thanks. I am not at university yet, so I am a beginner when it comes to research. I don't know much about muscle fibres at all, or stem cells. $\endgroup$ – Will Cowan Aug 8 '16 at 15:33

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