Asked by Alaijah Radix on Mar 10, 2024



The layer of epidermis that undergoes mitosis and forms new epidermal cells is the ________.

A) stratum basale
B) stratum granulosum
C) stratum lucidum
D) stratum corneum
E) stratum dermum

Stratum Basale

is the deepest layer of the epidermis where continuous cell division occurs, responsible for skin regeneration.


The process of cell division in eukaryotic cells where one cell divides into two genetically identical daughter cells.

Epidermal Cells

Cells that make up the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, playing a crucial role in protection and barrier functions.

  • Specify the unique functions and formations of the epidermal layers.

Verified Answer

Samantha Guzman

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The stratum basale, also known as the basal layer, is the deepest layer of the epidermis. It contains cells that are constantly dividing (undergoing mitosis) to form new epidermal cells, which then move up through the layers of the epidermis to the surface.