Effects of vomeronasal organ removal on individual odor discrimination, sex-odor preference, and scent marking by female hamsters.

@article{Petrulis1999EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of vomeronasal organ removal on individual odor discrimination, sex-odor preference, and scent marking by female hamsters.},
  author={Aras Petrulis and Miao Peng and Robert E. Johnston},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={73-83}
}
Removal of the vomeronasal organ (VNX) did not eliminate the ability of female hamsters to discriminate between individual male's flank gland or urine odors in a habituation/discrimination task nor did it impair preference for male odors over female odors from a distance. Vomeronasal organ removal did reduce overall levels of investigation of flank gland odor in the habituation/discrimination task. Although VNX females did not show severe impairments in the frequency of either flank or vaginal… CONTINUE READING

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