Term: slow muscle cell skeletal muscle tissue development
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Name: slow muscle cell
Synonyms: red muscle cell, slow muscle fiber
Definition: A muscle cell that is small, darkly colored, with high lipid and mitochondrial content.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009116]
Name: skeletal muscle tissue development
Synonyms: myogenesis
Definition: The developmental sequence of events leading to the formation of adult skeletal muscle tissue. The main events are: the fusion of myoblasts to form myotubes that increase in size by further fusion to them of myoblasts, the formation of myofibrils within their cytoplasm and the establishment of functional neuromuscular junctions with motor neurons. At this stage they can be regarded as mature muscle fibers.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0007519]   QuickGO   AmiGO