Olfactory sensitivity to steroid glucuronates in Mozambique tilapia suggests two distinct and specific receptors for pheromone detection

@article{KellerCosta2014OlfactoryST,
  title={Olfactory sensitivity to steroid glucuronates in Mozambique tilapia suggests two distinct and specific receptors for pheromone detection},
  author={Tina Keller-Costa and Adelino V. M. Can{\'a}rio and Peter C. Hubbard},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217},
  pages={4203 - 4212}
}
Cichlids offer an exciting opportunity to understand vertebrate speciation; chemical communication could be one of the drivers of African cichlid radiation. Chemical signals mediate key aspects in the lives of vertebrates and often are species specific. Dominant male Mozambique tilapia [Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters 1852)] release a sex pheromone, 5β-pregnan-3α,17α,20β-triol 3-glucuronate and its 20α-epimer, via their urine. The objective of this study was to assess the sensitivity… 

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