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Which one of the following statements about human sperm is correct?

( A ) Acrosome servesas a sensory structure leading the sperm towards the ovum
( B ) The sperm lysins in the acrosome dissolve the egg envelope facilitating fertilisation
( C ) Acrosome serves no particular function
( D ) Acrosome has a conical pointed structure used for piercing and penetrating the egg, resulting in fertilisation

1 Answer

(B) is the right answer.

Egg lysin is a protein that creates a hole in the envelope of the egg thereby allowing the sperm to pass through the envelope and fuse with the egg.
answered Apr 4, 2014 by pady_1

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