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Regarding the structures marked as A, B, C, D in the picture choose the appropriate statement:

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( a ) A - plasma membrane; B - acrosome (acrosome is filled with enzymes that help fertilisation of the ovum); C - elongated haploid nucleus; D - neck;
( b ) A - acrosome; C - elongated diploid nucleus; D - middle piece;
( c ) A - acrosome (acrosome is filled with enzymes that help fertilisation of the ovum); C - elongated haploid nucleus; D - middle piece;
( d ) A - acrosome (acrosome is filled with enzymes that help fertilisation of the ovum); C - elongated haploid nucleus; D - neck;

1 Answer

(A) is the right answer.

A plasma membrane envelops the whole body of sperm. The sperm head contains an elongated haploid nucleus, the anterior portion of which is covered by a cap-like structure, acrosome. The acrosome is filled with enzymes that help fertilisation of the ovum. The middle piece possesses numerous mitochondria, which produce energy for the movement of tail that facilitate sperm motility essential for fertilisation.
answered Mar 26, 2014 by pady_1
 
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