From sexual attraction to maternal aggression: when pheromones change their behavioural significance.

@article{MartnSnchez2015FromSA,
  title={From sexual attraction to maternal aggression: when pheromones change their behavioural significance.},
  author={Ana Mart{\'i}n-S{\'a}nchez and Lynn McLean and Robert J Beynon and Jane L Hurst and Guillermo Ayala and Enrique Lanuza and Fernando Mart{\'i}nez-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={68},
  pages={65-76}
}
This article is part of a Special Issue "Chemosignals and Reproduction". This paper reviews the role of chemosignals in the socio-sexual interactions of female mice, and reports two experiments testing the role of pup-derived chemosignals and the male sexual pheromone darcin in inducing and promoting maternal aggression. Female mice are attracted to urine-borne male pheromones. Volatile and non-volatile urine fractions have been proposed to contain olfactory and vomeronasal pheromones. In… CONTINUE READING
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