Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Spermatozoa

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2931
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Male sexual gametes of metazoans that are produced during a peculiar spermiogenesis. They are motile (by help of a flagellum or pseudopodium) and thus able to reach the female gamete (the oocyte),  Platyhelminthes,  Nematodes,  Insects,  Ticks.

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