journey of the sperm

journey of the sperm

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  • wide area (testes)
  • my adventure will begin some day
  • Made by Shawn Marquebreuck
  • hole in the ground (vagina)
  • on to the dangerous cave
  • Under ground tunnel (cervix)
  • where am i going
  • the area where sperm is made
  • two paths (uterotubal junction)
  • I can go through the lock if i do this well
  • the entrance into the female body which will try to destroy the sperm with acids that protect the vagina
  • Path (Fallopian tube)
  • the cervix is usually blocked with mucus however during ovulation the mucus softens so the sperm can navigate through they must flow single file through tinny channels in the cervix canal most die from getting lost or stuck in it
  • river (Implantation)
  • is the door way to the fallopian tube sperm must show the proper swimming characteristics and display the correct molecular recognition to pass but must avoid the leukocytes.
  • once in the fallopian tube the sperm are safe from being attacked by leukocytes and sperm are provided with nourishment  from the fallopian tube
  • only a little further until i get the teasure of life
  • after the fertilization process where one certain sperm federalizes a egg the chemicals the egg makes helps the sperm find the egg  the sperms have a bag of enzymes which explodes to help it get through the outer layer. once it is inside a genetic payload is delivered and 23 individual chromosomes of sperm and egg pair up. in implantation the fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube towards the uterus, cells begin  dividing. on day 4 the tiny bundle of cells is named a blastocyst. 5 days later, the embryo breaks out of the protective shell and implants in the wall of the uterus and begins growing
  • now i will be born and given life with new wonders for me
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