Anatomy & Physiology Question #48
Melanocytes can be found in which layer of the epidermis?
- Stratum germinativum
- Stratum granulosum
- Stratum corneum
- Stratum spinosum
The correct answer is A. Melanocytes are melanin-producing neural crest-derived cells. They are located in the stratum basale of the skin’s epidermis. Melanin is a dark pigment primarily responsible for skin color. Stratum granulosum, stratum corneum and stratum spinosum are not the correct terms used for the layers in the epidermis.