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MCAT Question A Day - 5/19/13 - Answer!

Which of the following male accessory glands contributes directly to the ability of sperm to produce ATP?

A.  Seminal vesicles
B.  Prostate gland
C.  Bulbourethral (Cowper’s) glands
D.  Testes

The correct answer is (A). Only the seminal vesicles contribute sugar (fructose) to the seminal fluid, which can then be utilized by sperm cells in cellular respiration to produce ATP.