Sexual dimorphism in olfactory signaling.

  title={Sexual dimorphism in olfactory signaling.},
  author={Lisa Stowers and Darren W. Logan},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={20 6},
What makes males and females behave differently? Although genetic master-regulators commonly underlie physical differences, sexually dimorphic behavior is additionally influenced by sensory input such as olfactory cues. Olfaction requires both ligands for signaling and sensory neural circuits for detection. Specialized subsets of each interact to generate gender-dimorphic behavior. It has long been accepted that males and females emit sex-specific odor compounds that function as pheromones to… CONTINUE READING

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