What is capacitation?

Capacitation is the series of physiologic and biochemical events through which spermatozoa become capable of penetrating ova when coming in contact with various fluids of the uterus and fallopian tube.

Capacitation is the penultimate step in the maturation of mammalian spermatozoa and is required to render them competent to fertilize an oocyte. This step is a biochemical event the sperm move normally and look mature prior to capacitation.…

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