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Question Video: Recalling What Happens to the Sperm Produced in the Seminiferous Tubules Biology

Where do the sperm produced in the seminiferous tubules go to complete their development?

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Where do the sperm produced in the seminiferous tubules go to complete their development?

To answer this question, let’s review the process of sperm production in the male reproductive system. You might recall that spermatogenesis is the process of producing and maturing sperm cells for reproductive purposes. Spermatogenesis happens in different structures in a male’s testes. Let’s review some of these structures. The seminiferous tubules located in the testes are the site of sperm production. The immature sperm cells produced in the seminiferous tubules will then move to the epididymis in order to complete their development. Here, sperm are stored, until they are ready to exit the male’s body through the penis in a process called ejaculation.

Now that we’ve reviewed the basics of sperm production and storage, we are able to give the correct answer to our question. Where do sperm produced in the seminiferous tubules go to complete their development? They go to the epididymis.

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