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Celebrating 50 Years of Pheromone Research

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Celebrating 50 Years of Pheromone Research

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Celebrating 50 Years of Pheromone Research

Celebrating 50 Years of Pheromone Research

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In 1959, two scientists coined the word "pheromone" to describe the chemicals used for communication between members of the same species. Tristram Wyatt, author of an essay in Nature detailing the history of pheromone science, highlights research milestones.

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Tristram Wyatt, author of Pheromones and Animal Behavior: Communication by Smell and Taste, enior researcher in the department of zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

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