May 28, 1971

Pheromones: isolation of male sex attractants from a female primate

Science
R P MichaelR W Bonsall

Abstract

Fractionation of vaginal secretions from rhesus monkeys by partitioning and chromatographic procedures, combined with behavioral studies, demonstrates that short-chain aliphatic acids are responsible for stimulating the sexual behavior of males. Injection of estradiol into ovariectomized females increases the concentration of volatile acids in secretions which will then sexually stimulate these male primates.

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Sex Attractants
Aliphatic Acids
Estradiol, (16 alpha,17 beta)-Isomer
Estradiol Measurement
Smell Perception
Sexual Behavior, Animal
Odors
Vaginal Secretions
Primates
Synomones

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