Welcome to biology-online.org! Please login to access all site features. Create account.
Log me on automatically each visit
| Page history
| Printable version
The innermost layer of the epidermis comprised of cells capable of proliferating by mitosis.
The germinative layer is composed of basal (germinative) cells. The cells of this layer are actively dividing to provide new cells to replenish lost skin from normal shedding.
Synonyms: stratum germinativum, stratum basale epidermidis, stratum cylindricum, basal cell layer.
Compare: stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum.
See also: epidermis, Malpighian layer.
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page
This page was last modified 08:32, 27 October 2008. This page has been accessed 8,157 times. What links here
| Related changes
| Permanent link
© Biology-Online.org. All Rights Reserved.
Register | Login
| About Us | Contact Us | Link to Us | Disclaimer & Privacy | Powered by CASPION