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Reproductive System 2

SATBIO-TNEBE2

An egg is observed to be fertilized by multiple sperm. Which of the following can be predicted about why this has occurred?

A

The acrosomal process of the sperm could not bind to the receptors present on the egg membrane.

B

The egg contained a diploid chromosome number.

C

There was an abundance of calcium ions released by the egg.

D

The egg cell was porous and this allowed the sperm to penetrate the cell at multiple locations.

E

The cortical reaction was somehow inhibited.