How a mouse nose knows it's found a mate

Palmer, D. Jason
August 2006
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 secretions.


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