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Unformatted text preview: and interstitial cells. o During development the testes pass from the abdominal cavity through the inguinal canal to the scrotum. Spermatogenesis o Spermatogenesis begins in the seminiferous tubules at the time of puberty. o Sperm cells are produced in the seminiferous tubules. Germ cells divide (mitosis) to form primary spermatocytes. Primary spermatocytes divide by meiosis to produce sperm cells. Sertoli cells nourish the sperm cells and produce small amounts of hormones. o Spermatids develop a head, midpiece, and flagellum to become a sperm cell. The head contains the acrosome and the nucleus....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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