The joy of sex pheromones.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_11F0DA549610
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The joy of sex pheromones.
Périodique
EMBO Reports
Auteur(s)
Gomez-Diaz C., Benton R.
ISSN
1469-3178 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1469-221X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Volume
14
Numéro
10
Pages
874-883
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Sex pheromones provide an important means of communication to unite individuals for successful reproduction. Although sex pheromones are highly diverse across animals, these signals fulfil common fundamental roles in enabling identification of a mating partner of the opposite sex, the appropriate species and of optimal fecundity. In this review, we synthesize both classic and recent investigations on sex pheromones in a range of species, spanning nematode worms, insects and mammals. These studies reveal comparable strategies in how these chemical signals are produced, detected and processed in the brain to regulate sexual behaviours. Elucidation of sex pheromone communication mechanisms both defines outstanding models to understand the molecular and neuronal basis of chemosensory behaviours, and reveals how similar evolutionary selection pressures yield convergent solutions in distinct animal nervous systems. EMBO reports advance online publication 13 September 2013; doi:10.1038/embor.2013.140.
Mots-clé
sex pheromone, receptor, neural circuit, behaviour, evolution
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
01/11/2013 9:48
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 12:39
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