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Functional aspects of Pheromones


Pheromones are organic chemical compounds produced by an animal or plant which changes the behavior of the same or other animal belonging to same species or opposite sex. In the case of plants pheromones are produced to attract or repel insects or animals. Pheromones are synthesized in particular organ or group of cells locally and released outside the body. Their site of action is on neighboring cells, organs or animals. Pheromones identified or synthesized chemically play many roles and are commercially exploited in many functional aspects. In most of the cases pheromones are chemical ligands or small peptides attached to a chemical ligand having specificity towards a particular receptor.

Shyam S, Deepika HC, Praveen S, Persis Rose K, Prakash Kumar A

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