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1

How are gametes produced?

From germline cells by meiosis

2

Where are sperm produced?

In the seminiferous tubules in the testes

3

What does the interstitial cells of the testes produce?

The hormone testosterone

4

What secrete fluids maintain the motility and viability of the sperm?

Prostate gland and seminal vesicles

5

what does the ovaries contain in various stages of development?

Immature Ova (egg cells)

6

What is each ovum surrounded by?

A follicle that protects the maturing ovum and secrets hormones

7

Where are mature ova released?

The oviduct where they may be fertilised by sperm to form a zygote

8

Why does a zygote undergoe mitosis?

To produce a blastocyst which implants into the endometrium and develops into an embryo