Spermatocytes: Definition & Function


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Where are sperm cells made?

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1. How is the genetic material of germ cells reduced to produce haploid sperm?

2. Given that humans have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs), which of these statements is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet go over your understanding of sperm cells, the division of spermatocytes, and their number of chromosomes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be assessed on:

  • Where sperm cells are made
  • Production of haploid sperm
  • Primary spermatocytes
  • Relation to the egg cell

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as primary spermatocytes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the male reproductive system
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the function of spermatocytes

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about the male reproductive system, check out the accompanying lesson titled Spermatocytes: Definition & Function. It includes information on:

  • Division of sperm cells
  • Spermatogenesis
  • The difference between spermatocytes and their relatives
  • The anatomy of the testes