The following are the differences between different types of muscles based on their structure and location in the body.
|Character||Striated muscles||Un-striated muscles||Cardiac muscles|
|Shape/Structure||Long, cylindrical, non – tapering. They are un-branched.||Long and tapering. They are un – branched.||Cylindrical and non – tapering. They are branched.|
|Location in body||Hands, legs and skeletal muscles||Wall of stomach, intestine, ureter and bronchi||Heart|
|Dark and light bands||Present||Absent||Present but less prominent|