Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th
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Distinguish between smooth muscles and skeletal muscles. - Biology

Distinguish Between

Distinguish between smooth muscles and skeletal muscles.

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No. Smooth Muscles Skeletal Muscles
1. These muscles are found in the walls of visceral organs and blood vessels. These muscles are found attached to the bone.
2. Each muscle cell is spindle-shaped or fusiform and unbranched. They are cylindrical in shape and branched.
3. They have a single, centrally located nucleus. They contain several nuclei that are shifted to the periphery due to the presence of large number of myofibrils.
4. Striations are absent in smooth muscles. Striations are present in skeletal muscles
5. They undergo slow and sustained involuntary contractions. They show quick and strong voluntary contractions.
6. They contain lesser myosin are more actin as compared to skeletal muscles. They contain more myosin and lesser actin as compared to smooth muscles.
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Balbharati Biology 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 10 Animal Tissue
Exercise | Q 3. (D) | Page 126
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