Hey son today I wanted to talk to you about how you were made and how eventually you'll have a child of your own
Cool dad so how does it start?
So first it starts off with Sexual Reproduction which is the combination of reproductive cells from two individuals parents to form a third unique offspring. I created you with Internal Fertilization that includes three different ways that offspring are produced Oviparity, Ovoviparity and viviparity.
Woah dad i didnt know there were that many ways an offspring could be produced
There are also some organisms that are born with both female and male reproductive organs and they are called Hermaphroditic like your uncle Bob. To created offspring you need gametes and gametes are kept in the Gonads that in the male is called testes and in female are the ovaries
What is a gamete dad?
A Gamete is a mature haploid male or female germ cell that is able to unite with another of opposite sex in sexual reproduction to form a Zygote. A Zygote is a eukaryotic cell formed by fertilization between two gametes also a zygote is a fertilized ovum if you didn't know.
Cool! What is the sperm and where is it kept dad?
The Sperm is a major key in producing offspring because without it you would not be able to reach the egg and fertilize, the sperm is kept in the testes where it is the most optimal temperature. The Egg is produced by the ovaries and is transported to the uterus after fertilization occurs.
Whats next after that?
First you probably want to know how sperm is made. The production and development of sperm is called Spermatogenesis and it is the process by which haploid spermatozoa develops from germ cells. Just like Spermatogenesis , Oogenenesis involves the formation of haploid cells from an original diploid cell.
Woah I didnt know there was a name for the mature sperm. I wanna know more