Biology

Question

What causes the striated appearance of skeletal muscles?

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  • Best Answer:  Sarcomeres

    "The sarcomeres are what give skeletal and cardiac muscles their striated appearance.

    A sarcomere is defined as the segment between two neighbouring Z-lines (or Z-discs, or Z bodies). In electron micrographs of cross striated muscle the Z-line (from the German "Zwischenscheibe", the band in between the I bands) appears as a series of dark lines
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