Evidence suggesting that the odortypes of pregnant women are a compound of maternal and fetal odortypes.

@article{Beauchamp1995EvidenceST,
  title={Evidence suggesting that the odortypes of pregnant women are a compound of maternal and fetal odortypes.},
  author={Gary K. Beauchamp and Kazuhiro Katahira and Kunio Yamazaki and Julie A Mennella and J. D. Bard and Edward A. Boyse},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={92 7},
  pages={2617-21}
}
Odortypes--namely, body odors that distinguish one individual from another on the basis of genetic polymorphism at the major histocompatibility complex and other loci--are a fundamental element in the social life and reproductive behavior of the mouse, including familial imprinting, mate choice, and control of early pregnancy. Odortypes are strongly represented in urine. During mouse pregnancy, an outcrossed mother's urine acquires fetal major histocompatibility complex odortypes of paternal… CONTINUE READING