A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • one year ago

How do spermatogenesis and oogenesis differ in terms of the number of gametes they produce?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Teddyiswatshecallsme
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    In spermatogenesis the sex cell divides (from 46 chromo to 23), and then divides again to produce 4 haploid cells that become sperm. In oogenesis the sex cell divides into one ovum and a polar body in the first division, and in the second division the ovum divides again into a haploid (ovum) and a polar body, and the polar body divides into two more polar bodies. Polar bodies are non-functional, so only one ovum is produced in the end. Spermatogenesis produces millions of sperm, while oogenesis only produces one mature ovum a month.

  2. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.