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What Are the Major Functions of Male Accessory Ducts and Glands? - Biology

What are the major functions of male accessory ducts and glands?

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Solution 1

The male accessory ducts are vasa efferentia, epididymis, vas deferens, and rete testis. They play an important role in the transport and temporary storage of sperms. On the contrary, male accessory glands are seminal vesicles, prostate glands, and bulbourethral glands. These glands secrete fluids that lubricate the reproductive system and sperms. The sperms get dispersed in the fluid which makes their transportation into the female body easier. The fluid is rich in fructose, ascorbic acid, and certain enzymes. They also provide nutrients and activate the sperm.

Solution 2

Major functions of male-accessory ducts are

  • Aid in sperm transport.
  • Temporary storage of spermatozoa.

Male accessory glands secretions constitute the seminal plasma. These secretions are rich in fructose, ascorbic acid, citrate, calcium, certain enzymes and prostaglandins. These secretions nourish and activate the spermatozoa to swim

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NCERT Class 12 Biology Textbook
Chapter 3 Human Reproduction
Q 11 | Page 56
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