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a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

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Proposed changes include larger cages, visual barriers, and vegetation between cages to reduce psychological or possibly pheromonal reproductive suppression.
In 1973 when I began the synthesis of (S)-2, almost nothing was known about the absolute configuration of chiral and non-racemic pheromones, and it was not even clear whether enantiomeric composition would play a role at all in pheromonal communications.
alba can follow ant trails and suggested that the orientation cue used is predominantly olfactory, and methyl 4-methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate could be the major trail pheromone, although there could be a complex of pheromonal factors (Robertson et al.
Stories stranger than fiction such as the Osmell jarsO where the Stasi were collecting peopleOs pheromonal imprint.
Over that season, my husband Gabe (a traildog, too, of course) and I bonded with Aric over many things--an itch for mountain travel, a love of sled dogs, a competitive Scrabble streak--but surely a pillar of our friendship was our traildog pack status--the shared, almost pheromonal quality you can sniff out across a room: spruce pitch, moldy rubber, chainsaw gas, peanut butter, sweat.
The same effects were described by Petit (2008), including stopping or slowing the development of eggs and larvae; blocking metamorphosis of larvae and nymphs disruption of pheromonal communication at the time of breeding adults; adults sterilization; poisoning; inhibition of feeding process and chewing; inhibition of chitin synthesis.
Hormonal pattern of the pheromonal restoration of cyclic activity in aging irregularly cycling and persistent estrus female rats.
We conducted three studies using nutrient-enriched agar to investigate pheromonal control of gender expression in gametophytes of the fern Osmunda cinnamomea.
Sublethal effects of a carbamate pesticide on pheromonal mediated endocrine function in mature male Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L) parr.
Pheromonal differences may provide the basis for species recognition and avoidance of interspecific mating (Cooper & Vitt 1984, Higgie et al.
Specifically, in rodents, reproductively relevant pheromonal cues are detected by receptors in the vomeronasal organ, which in turn transmit this information centrally via the accessory olfactory bulb, the medial nucleus of the amygdala, the posterior medial bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and the medial preoptic area.
Pheromonal influences on sociosexual behavior in young women.
When they changed pheromone profiles so that females "tasted" like males, the researchers found that males would attack them - showing that pheromonal cues alone could label another fly as a competitor.