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Which layer of human skin contains the pigment melanin?

Question #72831. Asked by debjen.

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Melanin can be found in the stratum basale.

Dec 01 2006, 9:08 AM
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The Epidermis Layer or surface layer holds the definition and pores. It also contains the pigment melanin. In dark skinned races this prevents most of the colour from the lower layers from showing through.


Dec 01 2006, 11:32 AM
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Incidentally, Epidermis is divided into the following 5 sublayers or strata:

Stratum corneum
Stratum lucidum
Stratum granulosum
Stratum spinosum
Stratum germinativum


Dec 01 2006, 1:54 PM
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