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Making scents of sex underwater.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biologist (London, England)
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
5
Pages
251–254
Identifiers
PMID: 11153133
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sex and scents have long been associated. Musk, for example, is a sexual scent that has been used for many years in the perfume industry. In humans, the debate on the existence of sex pheromones continues, whereas in insects their role is well known. Through recent research, we are discovering that such chemicals are equally important in conveying sexual signals between aquatic animals.

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