Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 32, Skeletal, Muscular, and Integumentary Systems - Standardized Test Prep - Page 945: 1



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Melanin is the pigment that produces the skin color in humans. The more melanin a person has, the darker his or her skin. Therefore, options C and D are incorrect. Option A is incorrect; option B is correct. The amount of melanin produced by each melanocyte determines the skin color of a person; people with darker skin have melanocytes that produce a lot of melanin whereas people with light skin have melanocytes that produce little melanin.
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