PSY 265 The Sperm and the Egg - T h e S p e r m a n d t h e...

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T h e   S p e r m   a n d   t h e   E g g  | 1 The Sperm and the Egg Mary Clary PSY 265 Axia College Timothy Van Susteren March 25, 2010
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T h e   S p e r m   a n d   t h e   E g g  | 2 It’s been quite a journey getting here to the infundibulum, which is outer part of the female fallopian tube. You can just call me Egg, although most of my sisters have the same name! My pen pal, Sperm, and I have been awaiting this journey for what seems like forever. Sperm is a male germ cell, and if everything goes okay we will finally be able to meet! I have been preparing for this moment throughout my entire life, and I can’t wait to finally meet my lifelong pen pal. Upon our meeting we will either become a male or female embryo, which will eventually become a little baby! Getting here today was no easy task. The woman’s ovary that I live in initially had around 400,000 eggs, but she went through something called puberty, and only about 400 of us survived. The remaining 400 were lucky enough to become ripened ova. It is finally my turn to be the ova who suppresses the growth of other ova in order to be released during ovulation (Nevid, Rathus & Fichner-Rathus, 2005).
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