This chapter will cover the male reproductive system.
Chapter Learning Objectives
By 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.
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?