How Is the Sperm Cell Adapted to Its Function?

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The sperm cell has primarily adapted to its intended function through a variety of anatomical changes. One of the most crucial adaptations that sperm have evolved is their flagella, which propel them as they travel toward unfertilized ova. According to “Molecular Biology of the Cell,” sperm have also lost a number of organelles because such organelles are not necessary for their functioning.