SCB208 – Lab6

Learning Schedule and Objectives

WeekTopicsAssigned Reading
6MIDTERM PRACTICAL EXAM (based on Weeks 1-5)
Muscular System of Cat and Mink
Lab-book: Ch. 7: 152-176.
1) LAB MIDTERM PRACTICAL EXAM (based on Weeks 1-5) – 1 hour.
2) Introduction to Muscular System
Models of Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth muscles. Mink.
a. Describe different types of muscle cells: their structure and function.
b. Introduce students to the rules and requirements during the dissecting animal.
c. Show students how to dissect mink to study mink’s superficial muscles.

Important Notice

  • Bring the Laboratory Manual to every Lab class. Preview manual before lab.
  • Dissection Kit must be purchased and brought to lab starts from Lab7.
  • Shoes with open tows and slippers do not allowed in the Laboratory Room.
  • Read Biology Laboratory Safety guidelines or download Biology Lab Safety PPT.
  • Above rules may not apply to remote learning, please reach out to your instructor.
  • No makeup practical exam.


Before you start dissection, please read the Mink Muscle dissection guide below:


Download Lab6 PPT or View below


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Models of Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth muscles.

Intro to Mink Dissection

Lab Activities

3 Muscle tissues under a microscope. To see more, go to this histology guide.