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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or situated near the vomer bone between the nose and the mouth


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  • Their work, appearing this week in the journal Nature, indicates that defects in this organ, known as the vomeronasal organ, lead female mice to adopt male behaviors such as mounting and pelvic thrusting while abandoning female behaviors such as nesting and nursing.

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  • But this is how the theory goes: The pheromone system starts with nerve cells in a pair of tiny, cigar-shaped sacs called the vomeronasal organ (VNO), where the signals are first picked up (see Figure 10.1).

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  • When a cat or mouse senses the chemical compounds secreted by other animals, it activates a special sensor in the nose called the vomeronasal organ. Top headlines

  • Dogs (and cats) have a second scent organ called the vomeronasal organ or Jacobson's organ.

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  • Animals are believed to have a species-specific organ in their noses called the vomeronasal organ, which dictates this odorless chemical.

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  • It is also the case that pheromones are not normally picked up and processed by the olfactory system, but rather by a separate structure called the vomeronasal organ (VNO) which connects to the accessory olfactory bulb, an independent structure from the main olfactory system.

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  • Platypuses have an impressive arsenal of "vomeronasal" genes that help them detect pheromones under water.

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  • We all react to other people’s scents through pheromones, which work through a specific nerve in the brain called the vomeronasal organ, or VNO.

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  • Conveniently, instead of becoming inured to smells over time, as we do, the vomeronasal organ and the dog nose may regularly swap roles, to keep the scent fresh.


  • Once there, they can dissolve and travel to the vomeronasal organ through interior ducts.



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