What are spermatocytes and spermatids ?

Asked by  | 18th Aug, 2009, 06:04: PM

Expert Answer:

Spermatocyte is a male gametocyte, which is derived from a spermatogonium and then undergoes meiosis to give 4 haploid spermatids. Initially in spermatogenesis, a spermatogonium divides by mitosis into two 'primary spermatocytes'. A primary spermatocyte is diploid. It then undergoes meiosis to form two 'secondary spermatocytes', which are haploid.


Spermatid is any of the four haploid cells formed by meiosis in a male organism that develop into spermatozoa without further division.

Answered by  | 21st Aug, 2009, 08:47: AM

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