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Pheromones in the Communication of Sexual Status in Primates

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Anosmic male rhesus monkeys showed no interest in females receiving oestrogen until their olfaction was restored, when they pressed a lever 250 times to gain access to the females. These findings indicate the communication of information about the females' endocrine state by means of a pheromone.

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MICHAEL, R., KEVERNE, E. Pheromones in the Communication of Sexual Status in Primates. Nature 218, 746–749 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1038/218746a0

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