Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 February 2022
Describes the anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive tract and sperm production and maturation, including the genetic and endocine aspects that regulate reprouction in the male. Discusses the role of the spermatozoon as a messenger, not just the delivery vehicle for the male haploid genome at fertiliation. Describes sperm transport and storage in the male tract, including the functions of the accessory sex glands, ejaculation and sperm transport within the female tract to the site of fertilization. Describes sperm functional aspects the regulate fertiliing ability, as well as the fertilization process itself.