Where are mitochondria found in sperm?

1 Answer
Jan 24, 2016

In mid piece of sperm mitochondria are found.


Human sperm or spermatozoon (plural spermatozoa) is about 60 micrometer long. It is divided into : head, neck, mid piece, tail and end piece.

Here is a diagram of a human sperm :


The head contains acrosome (contain enzymes) and nucleus.
Mid piece contains mitochondria. They provide energy for motility.
Tail is essential for swim. Sperms swim to go to egg for fertilization.