15They Have Superhero-Like Powers
Believe it or not, but sperm actually has the power to melt the surface of the female egg to dissolve the outer membrane of the egg. How do they do that? Well, by releasing enzymes from a portion of the head that is known as the ‘acrosome’.
Yes, I know it’s
hard to believe, but the fact is that sperm actually has the power to melt away the surface of the female egg. In order to do so, they basically release enzymes from a portion of the head known as the acrosome.
These enzymes go on to dissolve the outer membrane of the egg so that it becomes easier for the sperm to burrow through the egg wall. Moving forwards, the sperm plasma fuses with the plasma membrane of the egg. It is at this point that the sperm head gets disconnected from the tail and conception take place.