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Sperm Motility

Author(s): Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1

University of Tennessee Knoxville

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This module introduces equations related to oxygen diffusion in the context of understanding the relationship between oxygen needs and metabolism. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

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Version 1.0 - published on 15 Feb 2019 doi:10.25334/Q4D159 - cite this


This activity maps to the OpenStax biology textbook, 43.6 Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development

Student Introduction: Mammalian sperm cells consist of a head, midpiece, and flagellum. The midpiece is densely packed with mitochondria. These mitochondria provide energy in the form of ATP to the flagellum to propel the cell.

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