ANT 250 II M5 SLP - Fertilization Occurs in Fallopian Tubes...

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Pamela Roberson ANT 2501, MODULE 5 proberson@tuiu.edu
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Anatomy and Physiology I Conception
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Introduction Female Reproduction Male Reproduction How conception occurs
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Female Reproduction
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Male Reproduction
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Fertilization/Conception Fertilization is the process by which the nucleus of a sperm (a male reproductive cell) fuses (combines) with the nucleus of an egg (a female reproductive cell; also called an ovum).
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Gametes Males produce sperm, a gamete produced in the testes. Females produce ova, a gamete produced in the ovarian follicles. For a short time peroid every month, the female gamete is readily available to be fertilized by sperm, to form zygote .
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Fertilization Diagram
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Unformatted text preview: Fertilization Occurs in Fallopian Tubes (usually) - 200 million sperm to one egg! (sometimes 2, 3 or more eggs!). -When 1 sperm penetrates the zona pellucida (clear zone around egg), cortical granules are released that prevent any other sperm from penetrating the egg Conclusion Male Reproduction Female Reproduction Conception/Fertilization References Merck Manual (n . d.) The Male Reproductive System. http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec21/ch237/ch237a.html Duncan, F. (n. d.). Pregnancy and Human Development. http://itech.pjc.edu/fduncan/bsc1094/ap2c28ol.PDF http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ex-Ga/Fertilization.html...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ANT 250 II taught by Professor Drlegg during the Winter '10 term at Trident Technical College.

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