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A female house mouse closely sniffs a male’s urine scent mark to detect the protein sex pheromone darcin, which induces her to remember the location of the male’s scent. The owner of the scent mark is just visible out of focus in the background. Picture: Dr Michael Thom Scientists at the University of Liverpool have… Read the full article
Research on the scent signals of mice and rats, by a team at the University of Liverpool and Rothamsted Research, will help inform future rodent-control strategies aimed at reducing the damage they cause to food resources around the world.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that mice rely on a special set of proteins to recognise each other. Previous study assumed that another set of genes that influence smell in vertebrates might be used by animals that identify each other through scent. The team found, however, that mice use a highly specialised… Read the full article