A sperm cell looks like

Sperm Image Fig 9.2 - Modify

 

Since the sperm needs to travel inside the female reproductive system and enter the egg, it has a tail. Tail helps the sperm to move forward (like a snake) instead of moving in circles.



There are other parts of the sperm, like head, neck, middle part  and tail.

 

The purpose of them is

  • Head carries the genetic information,
  • Neck contains enzymes
  • Middle part supplies energy to the sperm
  • Tail helps the sperm to swim in the female genital tract.

 

 

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 9 Class 8 - Reproduction In Animals

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.