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Question Video: Recalling Where New Sperm Cells Complete Their Maturation Biology

Where are newly formed sperm cells stored while they complete their maturation?

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Where are the newly formed sperm cells stored while they complete their maturation? (A) In the seminal vesicles. (B) In the seminiferous tubules. (C) In the epididymis. (D) In the penis. (E) In the vas deferens.

Here’s a diagram that shows the male reproductive system. Sperm are produced in the testes, which then travel through the vas deferens to eventually exit through the urethra during ejaculation.

If we zoom in, we can see a diagram of a testis. Sperm are produced by the seminiferous tubules. The sperm are then transported to the coiled tube called the epididymis. It is here that the sperm are stored and complete their maturation until ejaculation.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C): in the epididymis.

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