Olfactory sensitivity in CD-1 mice for the sperm-attractant
bourgeonal and some of its structural analogues
Can mice perceive aromatic aldehydes? And if they can, to what extent?
These questions are answered in my thesis regarding seven different
aromatic aldehydes, where six of them are analogues to my main odorant
bourgeonal. Bourgeonal have been shown to be a sperm-attractant in humans,
meaning that sperm cells move towards the substance when present.
A study of bourgeonal and its analogues, including lyral a sperm-attractant
in mice, might have a broad implications in the field of fertility and
contraception in the future.
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