Sperm cell

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The Sperm cell is known as the male reproductive cell. The word sperm comes form the Greek word for seed, 'sperma'. Sperm cells contains 23 [[Chromosomes|chromosomes]] and are known as a [[Haploid cell|haploid cell]], since it contains half of its parents' chromosomes. The Sperm cell consists of two structures: the head which is 5 µm long and 3 µm wide and a [[Flagellum|flagellum ]]that is 50 µm long. The structure was first observed in 1677 under a [[Microscope|microscope]]&nbsp;<ref>News Medical Life Sciences. Sperm - Male Reproductive Cells. Dr Ananya Mandal. September 2014. Available from: http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Sperm.aspx</ref>.  
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The Sperm cell is known as the male reproductive cell. The word sperm comes form the Greek word for seed, 'sperma'. Sperm cells contains 23 [[Chromosomes|chromosomes]] and are known as a [[Haploid cell|haploid cell]], since it contains half of its parents' chromosomes. The Sperm cell consists of two structures: the head which is 5 µm long and 3 µm wide and a [[Flagellum|flagellum]] that is 50 µm long. The structure was first observed in 1677 under a [[Microscope|microscope]]&nbsp;<ref>News Medical Life Sciences. Sperm - Male Reproductive Cells. Dr Ananya Mandal. September 2014. Available from: http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Sperm.aspx</ref>.  
  
 
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Revision as of 17:43, 30 November 2016

The Sperm cell is known as the male reproductive cell. The word sperm comes form the Greek word for seed, 'sperma'. Sperm cells contains 23 chromosomes and are known as a haploid cell, since it contains half of its parents' chromosomes. The Sperm cell consists of two structures: the head which is 5 µm long and 3 µm wide and a flagellum that is 50 µm long. The structure was first observed in 1677 under a microscope [1].

References

  1. News Medical Life Sciences. Sperm - Male Reproductive Cells. Dr Ananya Mandal. September 2014. Available from: http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Sperm.aspx
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