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Cell Biology (cytology)

How do the mitochondria help the sperm to carry out its function what do they release?

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June 25, 2017 6:28PM

Mitochondria are power houses (engines) that produce energy in the form of ATP. As far as sperm go, these are wrapped around the base of the tail and the energy they produce drive the sperm forward much like a motor on a boat will. They fall off if and when that one sperm gets into the very large egg.