Individual recognition in mice mediated by major urinary proteins

  title={Individual recognition in mice mediated by major urinary proteins},
  author={Jane L Hurst and Caroline E. Payne and Charlotte M. Nevison and Amr D. Marie and Richard E. Humphries and Duncan H. L. Robertson and Andrea Cavaggioni and Robert J Beynon},
The ability to recognize individuals is essential to many aspects of social behaviour, such as the maintenance of stable social groups, parent–offspring or mate recognition, inbreeding avoidance and the modulation of competitive relationships. Odours are a primary mediator of individuality signals among many mammals. One source of odour complexity in rodents, and possibly in humans, resides in the highly polymorphic major histocompatibility complex (MHC). The olfactory acuity of mice and rats… CONTINUE READING
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