Rice, Jocelyn
November 2007
Discover;Nov2007, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p16
The article explains how scientists were able to create female mice that would behave as their male counterparts by genetically and surgically removing their vomeronasal organs. The presence of this organ seems to block male behavior, which means that all mice will behave the same way if this organ is not present.


Related Articles

  • Sex, Scents, and Seduction: Questions to Be Answered. Jones, Audrey // Townsend Letter;Nov2013, Issue 364, p99 

    The article discusses the importance of pheromones. It says that there are several species that produces pheromones including humans, ants, and horses. It states that pheromones are chemical substances that affect the olfactory cues, act as messengers that signals other species, and plays...

  • How a mouse nose knows it's found a mate. Palmer, D. Jason // New Scientist;8/5/2006, Vol. 191 Issue 2563, p16 

    The article explains the role that scent plays in the mate selection of mice and humans. Scientists have found that mice and humans both have a number of trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs) in their nasal lining. These receptors are thought to pick up on pheromones released by bodily...

  • Induction of Dominant Lethals in Progeny of CBA Male Mice after Pheromonal Action. Daev, E. V. // Russian Journal of Genetics;Oct2003, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p1138 

    The inhibiting effect of pheromone 2,5-dimethylpyrazine of house mouse females on the reproductive function of the CBA male mice was studied. The mutagenic effect of six-day pheromonal treatment was assessed by dominant lethal test. Analysis for the frequency of dominant lethals showed that the...

  • pheromone:. Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects;2003, p316 

    A definition of the term "pheromone" is presented. It refers to a chemical exchanged between members of the same animal species that effects behavior. The affected behavior includes sex attractants, alarm substances, aggregation-promotion substances

  • Male flat lizards prefer females with novel scents. Lewis, Belinda A.; Whiting, Martin J.; Stapley, Jessica // African Zoology;Apr2007, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p91 

    In lizards, pheromonal cues are important for mate recognition and are expected to diverge during the speciation process. We tested for divergence in pheromonal mate and species recognition between male flat lizards (Platysaurus broadleyi) belonging to the same population, a different...

  • Human pheromones: have they been demonstrated? Hays, Warren S. T. // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology;Jul2003, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p89 

    Efforts to collect evidence of human pheromones have focused on three partly overlapping classes of possible human pheromones: (1) axillary steroids, (2) vaginal aliphatic acids, and (3) stimulators of the vomeronasal organ. Examples of each of these classes have been patented for commercial...

  • Sexual attractiveness of male chemicals and vocalizations in mice. Asaba, Akari; Hattori, Tatsuya; Mogi, Kazutaka; Kikusui, Takefumi // Frontiers in Neuroscience;Aug2014, p1 

    Male-female interaction is important for finding a suitable mating partner and for ensuring reproductive success. Male sexual signals such as pheromones transmit information and social and sexual status to females, and exert powerful effects on the mate preference and reproductive biology of...

  • Disruption of Pheromonal Communication Among Coexistent Pest Insects with Multichemical Formulations. Mitchell, Everett R. // BioScience;Aug1975, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p493 

    The article offers information on the disruption of pheromonal communication among coexistent pest insects with multichemical formulations. Many lepidopteran species are known to be dependent on chemical messengers to bring the sexes together for mating. Many times pheromones exist in mixtures...

  • The pheromone receptors inhibit the pheromone response pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by a... Hirsch, Jeanne P.; Cross, Frederick R. // Genetics;Dec93, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p944 

    Shows that the DAF2-2 mutation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an allele of the STE gene involved in pheromone signaling. Epistatic nature of DAF2 to sterile alleles of GPA1; DAF2 as an allele of STE3; Inappropriate expression caused by DAF2 alleles of STE3; Suppression of null mutation in GPA1;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics