Muscle Cell Nuclei
Why are skeletal muscle cells multinucleate?
After mitosis, or nuclear division, cytokinesis, or cytoplasmic
division, usually occurs. Sometimes in muscle cells, mitosis
occurs, creating two nuclei, but cytokinesis doesn't occur.
This would leave a cell that has two nuclei. This seems to
happen in muscle cells but generally not in other types of
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Update: June 2012