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Published November 18, 2005 | public
Journal Article

A Nose by Any Other Name (Should Smell as Sweetly)


The standard view that the control of mating behavior by pheromones is mediated by the vomeronasal organ, and not by the main olfactory epithelium, has recently been called into question. In this issue of Cell, two independent studies (Boehm et al., 2005; Yoon et al., 2005) examine the inputs from each of these olfactory pathways to a population of neurons that plays a central role in mating behavior.

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© 2005 Cell Press. Under an Elsevier user license. Available online 17 November 2005.

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