Surface Epithelia. Epidermis. Germinal Layer with a Melanocyte. Same Preparation as in Plate 23
The cells that synthesize the pigment melanin are termed melanocytes (1) and are located between the basal cells of the epidermis and in the hair bulb. Melanocytes stem from the neuroectoderm of the neural crest (see Plate 144); during embryonic development, they migrate into the epidermis and contact the basal lamina (2).
KeywordsGerminal Crest Dopa
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