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Unformatted text preview: o The sperm is composed of a head a midpeice and a tail o From the head of the sperm to the tail is 60 micrometers long o The head contains the nucleus The acrosome is a chemical reservoir which also is located in the head o Midpeice contains the mitochondria which provides energy to cause flagellation, the propelling of the sperm forward o Average ejaculation contains 3 millilitres of sperm and 300 million sperm o Sperm are capable of swimming one to three centimetres per hr. o It has been documented that sperm reaches the egg 1.5 hrs post ejaculation o Typically conception occurs on the outer third of the fallopian tubes o Only about 2000 sperm of 3million reach the fallopian tubes o...
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- Spring '06