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Bile Acid Secreted by Male Sea Lamprey That Acts as a Sex Pheromone
We show that reproductively mature male sea lampreys release a bile acid that acts as a potent sex pheromone, inducing preference and searching behavior in ovulated female lampreys. The secreted bileExpand
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Evidence that 3-keto petromyzonol sulphate specifically attracts ovulating female sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus
We examined and confirmed the hypothesis that 3-keto petromyzonol sulphate (3kPZS) constitutes a major component of a male sea lamprey sex pheromone. Previous studies have indicated that male seaExpand
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Electrophysiological evidence for detection and discrimination of pheromonal bile acids by the olfactory epithelium of female sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus)
  • M. Siefkes, W. Li
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 1 March 2004
Electro-olfactograms were used to determine sensitivity and specificity of olfactory organs of female sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) to four bile acids: 3-keto petromyzonol sulfate and 3-ketoExpand
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Use of physiological knowledge to control the invasive sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in the Laurentian Great Lakes
The sea lamprey is invasive to the Laurentian Great Lakes and managers have exploited the unique physiology of this basal vertebrate to control their populations and rehabilitate the Great LakesExpand
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Sex Pheromone Communication in the Sea Lamprey: Implications for Integrated Management
Studies in the past two decades have demonstrated that sexually mature sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) release sex pheromones that attract conspecific individuals of the opposite sex. Recently,Expand
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Mating Pheromone Reception and Induced Behavior in Ovulating Female Sea Lampreys
Abstract This study was conducted to determine how ovulating female sea lampreys Petromyzon marinus respond to water conditioned with spermiating males (spermiating male washings) and how trapExpand
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Male Sea Lampreys, Petromyzon marinus L., Excrete a Sex Pheromone from Gill Epithelia1
Abstract During the period when they are producing sperm, male sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus L.) release a sex pheromone 7α, 12α, 24-trihydroxy-5α-cholan-3-one-24-sulfate (3 keto-petromyzonolExpand
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Capture of Ovulating Female Sea Lampreys in Traps Baited with Spermiating Male Sea Lampreys
Abstract This study was conducted as an initial step in the development of a trapping technique for sexually mature female sea lampreys Petromyzon marinus. Recent research has demonstrated thatExpand
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Factors Influencing Capture of Invasive Sea Lamprey in Traps Baited With a Synthesized Sex Pheromone Component
The sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, is emerging as a model organism for understanding how pheromones can be used for manipulating vertebrate behavior in an integrated pest management program. In aExpand
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Sea Lamprey Control : Past , Present , and Future
Th e establishment of non-native species, whether intentional or accidental, combined with anthropogenic exploitation of fishes and their habitats have significantly and irreversibly altered theExpand
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