Sensory neurobiology: Demystifying the sick sense

Thomas Bozza*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The vomeronasal organ, a sensory structure within the olfactory system, detects chemical signals that affect social and sexual behaviors and that elicit responses to predator odors. A recent study demonstrates that innate avoidance of sick conspecifics requires an intact vomeronasal organ, expanding the repertoire of biological functions known to be mediated by this olfactory subsystem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R153-R155
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 16 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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