Portfolio I - Gabby Ethier Tissue 1 Similarities Tissue 2 Dense Irregular Connective Tissue These tissues are both Cardiac Muscle Tissue very strong and

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Gabby Ethier Tissue 1 Similarities Tissue 2 Dense Irregular Connective Tissue These tissues are both very strong and can withstand mechanical stress without wearing and tearing. Cardiac Muscle Tissue This tissue is very unique because its pattern remains random. The fibers do not flow in a certain direction or rhythm. Both of these tissues are composed of very strong fibers--collagen in dense irregular connective and shorter cardiac muscle fibers in cardiac muscle tissue. This tissue can be recognized as a muscle tissue because of its striated pattern. Although smooth muscle tissue is not striated, striation is exclusive to the other two muscle types-- cardiac and skeletal. This is a dense connective tissue because it contains mostly thick collagen fibers and the nuclei of the cells are not as visible as they are in cardiac muscle tissue. The feature that makes this tissue unique from any other is that it contains intercalated discs--where two or more cardiac cells fuse.
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