Chapter 12: Male Reproductive System

Chapter 12: Male Reproductive System

C. Premanandan

This chapter will cover the male reproductive system.

Chapter Learning Objectives

imageBy the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the primary factor behind sex determination.
  • Identify which embryonic structures form the tubular genitalia for males and females.
  • List the periods or stages of spermatogenesis and the cell types associated with them.
  • Describe the process of spermiogenesis.
  • Outline the pathway that sperm travels from the testicle to the urethra.
  • List the accessory sex glands and list which species have which glands.

Review Questions

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By the end of this chapter, you should be able to answer the following:

  • How does sex determination take place in the male?
  • Define the locations of the following cells in the testicular parenchyma: Leydig cell, Sertoli cell, Type A spermatogonia, spermatocyte, spermatid. What are their functions?
  • What are the structures that form a mature sperm cell?
  • What are the structures which form the male tubular genitalia? What are they lined by?
  • List the accessory sex glands and described their locations. Which species have what glands?
  • What is the difference between the corpora cavernosa and the corpora spongiosum?
  • How does the penis form?

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