The Wonder Chemical
Ants have it! Dogs use it to attract their mate and defend their territory. It is what drives the male moth situated miles away from the female moth to reciprocate and respond to the mating invitation. It is what makes you instantaneously get attracted to the woman or man of your dreams. Still seems fishy? 'It' is nothing other than the wonder chemical, pheromones, at work. Someone rightly said that 'love is a matter of chemistry'. We now know that this is indeed true.
The study of pheromones represents one of the most fascinating areas of reproductive biology. The term pheromone is used to refer to any chemical substance produced by a living organism, that triggers a change in the sexual behavior of another organism, of the same species, but of the opposite sex.
Latest Publications and Research on Pheromones
- The pheromone darcin drives a circuit for innate and reinforced behaviours. - Published by PubMed
- Love at First Taste: Induction of Larval Settlement by Marine Microbes. - Published by PubMed
- Structures related to pheromone storage in alar androconia and the female abdominal scent gland of Heliconius erato phyllis, Heliconius ethilla narcaea, and Heliconius besckei (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae). - Published by PubMed
- [Modern studies of the role of the vomeronasal system in the perception of pheromones and their impact on social and sexual behavior]. - Published by PubMed
- Oil crops for the future. - Published by PubMed