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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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In humans, fertilization typically occurs in the ___________.

  1. a. vagina
  2. b. cervix
  3. c. uterus
  4. d. oviduct

Summary Introduction

Concept Introduction: Fertilization is the process where the male and female gametes unite to form the zygote. The sperms release by the male into the female reproductive tract where the sperms swim to meet the egg.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

In humans, the ovaries have multiple primary oocytes that develop into the secondary oocyte that is released at the time of ovulation for fertilization by the sperm. The egg lands in the oviduct, which is also known as the fallopian tube is where the sperm meets the egg and forms the zygote.

Option d. is given as “oviduct”

As fertilization occurs in the oviduct of the human females, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “vagina”...

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