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Myotubes at 40 h APF are under mechanical tension Single plane spinning disc confocal movie of a myotube labelled by Mef2-GAL4, UAS-GFP-Gma at 40 h, which is cut with a UV laser. Note the recoil of the wounded ends and also the movement of the left distal myotube end (the right end is not visible in this single plane). Time is indicated in seconds and starts at the cut. Movie plays with 5 frames per second.

Mechanical tension and spontaneous muscle twitching precede the formation of cross-striated muscle in vivo

Manuela Weitkunat, Martina Brasse, Andreas R. Bausch, and Frank Schnorrer

Development 2017. 144:1261-1272; doi: 10.1242/dev.140723