Olfactory-mediated parasite recognition and avoidance: linking genes to behavior.

@article{Kavaliers2004OlfactorymediatedPR,
  title={Olfactory-mediated parasite recognition and avoidance: linking genes to behavior.},
  author={Martin Kavaliers and Elena Choleris and Anders {\AA}gmo and Donald W. Pfaff},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={272-83}
}
A major cost of social behavior is the increased risk of exposure to parasites and infection. Animals utilize social information, including chemical signals, to recognize and avoid conspecifics infected with either endoparasites or ectoparasites. Here, we briefly discuss the relations among odors, parasite recognition, and avoidance, and consider some of the associated hormonal, neural, and genomic mechanisms. In rodents, odor cues mediate sexual and competitive interactions and are of major… CONTINUE READING

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