Which on of the following statements is false in respect of viability of mamalian sperm?

  • Option 1)

    Sperm is viable for only up to 24 hours.

  • Option 2)

    Survival of sperm depends on the pH of the medium and is more active in alkaline medium.

  • Option 3)

    Viability of sperm is determined by its motility.

  • Option 4)

    Sperms must be concentrated in a thick suspension.

 

Answers (1)

As discussed in

Spermatogenesis -

In testis, the immature male germ cells (spermatogonia) produce sperms by spermatogenesis.

- wherein

spermatogenesis begins at puberty

 

 Spermatogenesis results in sperm formation which is viable for about 24 to 48 hours. 


Option 1)

Sperm is viable for only up to 24 hours.

This option is correct.

Option 2)

Survival of sperm depends on the pH of the medium and is more active in alkaline medium.

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

Viability of sperm is determined by its motility.

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Sperms must be concentrated in a thick suspension.

This option is incorrect.

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