Nov 15, 2010 · The sperm uses a lot of energy, and therefore needs a lot of mitochondria to create it. The last organelle located in the sperm cell is the acrosome. This organelle is unique to the sperm cell, as its only purpose is to break down the barrier used by the egg haploid cell. The size of this organelle is 40% to 70% of total sperm head area, and is located at one end of the sperm cell. It contains proteolytic enzymes that help to destroy the outer layer of the egg cell, thereby allowing the sperm to enter into it easily.Author: Emilio Gómez Sánchez Bsc, Phd.
Jul 23, 2014 · Organelles of sperm. 3. Structure of Mammalian Spermatozoon Sperm head & Sperm tail or flagellum Rodent → hook-shaped or falciform Ungulate, carnivore & primate → spatula-shaped or spatulate Major distinction: centrosomes 4. Sperm Head Nucleus (DNA & Protamines) Reduced nuclear envelope. Sperm Are Highly Adapted for Delivering Their DNA to an Egg. Typical sperm are “stripped-down” cells, equipped with a strong flagellum to propel them through an aqueous medium but unencumbered by cytoplasmic organelles such as ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, or Golgi apparatus, which are unnecessary for the task of delivering the DNA to the egg. Sperm, however, contain many Bookshelf ID: NBK26914.
This organelle is key in many crucial sperm functions including motility, hyperactivation, capacitation, acrosome reaction, and fertilization, thus its role in male fertility cannot be ignored. Recent studies have further elucidated sperm metabolism, placing greater emphasis on the importance of mitochondrial energy production for some species.Cited by: 12. Found in humans primarily on sperm cells, it’s used for locomotion. Golgi apparatus (or body): This organelle consists of a stack of flattened sacs with membranes. Transport vesicles connect the ER with the Golgi apparatus, and secretory vesicles link the Golgi apparatus with the cell membrane.