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Capacitation

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Capacitation?

Capacitation is the activation process that prepares the sperm for fertilizing the egg and begins once the sperm enter the upper female genital tract or uterus. The process prepares the sperm to undergo the acrosome reaction, which will allow it to penetrate the outer layer of the egg for fertilization.

Without the capacitation process, the sperm would be unable to penetrate the egg and fertilization could not occur.

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