Light Pigmented Integument

a No melanocytes are noticable in the stratum basale because they are not actively spreading melanin to the epidermal layers.
b The epidermal layers appear purple due to stain that is used to show up nucleated cells of the epidermis.
c Note the very few light brown melanocytes in the stratum germinativum mixed in with keratinocytes.
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Click in the green square to see the pink collagen fibers of the dermis.

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