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Stratum germinativum

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The stratum germinatum (SG) provides the germinal cells necessary for the regeneration of the layers of the epidermis. These germinal cells are separated from the dermis by a thin layer of basement membrane. After a mitotic division a newly formed cell will undergo a progressive maturation called keratinization as its migrates to the surface.

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Jason R. Swanson
Last Updated: November 15,1996
Created: January 19, 1996