Sperm, SEM

Sperm, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pig sperm. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of immature pig sperm in the epididymis. This immature sperm is characterised by a small amount of unshed residual cytoplasm below the head. The epididymis is a 7-metre- long coiled tube that lies behind each testis, receiving sperm from them. The sperm mature as they pass slowly through this tube. Magnification: x2500 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal, cells, coloured, development, epididymis., false-coloured, gamete, healthy, immature, male reproductive cell, normal, pig, reproduction, residual cytoplasm, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, spermatozoa, spermatozoon

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