Anatomy & Physiology Question #48

Question

Melanocytes can be found in which layer of the epidermis?

Answers

  1. Stratum germinativum
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  2. Stratum granulosum
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  3. Stratum corneum
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  4. Stratum spinosum
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Explanation

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.

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