a2 bio: Muscle fibre v epithelial cell

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Doing some biology homework, bit stuck on 'give three differences in structure between a muscle fibre and an epithelial cell from the lining of the small intestine.'

I'm doing the AQA bio spec if that helps.

Thanks in advance!
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Doing some biology homework, bit stuck on 'give three differences in structure between a muscle fibre and an epithelial cell from the lining of the small intestine.'

I'm doing the AQA bio spec if that helps.

Thanks in advance!
Epithelial cells have microvilli, they're columnar epithelial cells and usually consists of a single layer of cells, used as lining of a surface e.g in blood vessel or on organs.

Muscle cells are connective tissue, doesn't have microvilli, and consists of layers upon layers of cells to carry out a function, they also only ever contract or relax.
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