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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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ISBN: 9781337919333
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The maturation of sperm takes 70–80 days.

______ True

______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “The maturation of sperm takes 70-80 days” is true or false.

Introduction: The process of development of sperm that occurs inside the seminiferous tubule of the testis is known as spermatogenesis. The spermatogenesis process starts when a significant amount of FSH and LH stimulates the testis for the development of gametes.

Explanation

Maturation of the sperm is very important to gain the capacity to fertilize an ovum. Testosterone and estrogen regulate and control the growth and development of sperm with the help of Sertoli cells, which takes 70 to 80 days for maturation. Mature sperm is then transferred to the epididymis for storage. An epididymis is a comma-shaped structure that is situated posterior to each testis...

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