In the human reproductive process, two kinds of sex cells, or gametes (GAH-meetz), are involved. The male gamete, or sperm, and the female gamete, the egg or ovum, meet in the female’s reproductive system.
What is human male gamete?
The male gamete is called sperm. It is produced in the seminiferous tubules and testosterone is produced in the interstitial cells. Sperm are motile (able to swim) however they need a fluid to swim in.
What are the male and female plant gametes?
Male gametes are found in pollen grains and produced in the anthers of the flower. Female gametes are found in ovules and produced in the ovary of the flower.
Do gametes determine gender?
Sperm cells carry either an X or Y sex chromosome. Female gametes, or eggs, however, contain only the X sex chromosome and are homogametic. The sperm cell determines the sex of an individual in this case. If a sperm cell containing an X chromosome fertilizes an egg, the resulting zygote will be XX, or female.
Why do only male gametes have a tail?
Sperms have tails and are mobile i.e., they can move from male to female body. Their tail helps them in movement. Egg do not need to move as it combines with the sperm. Therefore, only male gametes move and have a tail and not female gametes.
What are the male gametes of a flower called?
Sites of gamete production in flowering plants
|Anthers||Produce male gametes (in pollen grains)|
|Stigma||The top of the female part of the flower which collects pollen grains|
|Ovary||The bottom of the female part of the flower – produces the female gametes (ovules)|
How many gametes will be produced by the human male?
Gametes are formed through meiosis (reduction division), in which a germ cell undergoes two fissions, resulting in the production of four gametes. During fertilization, male and female gametes fuse, producing a diploid (i.e., containing paired chromosomes) zygote.