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Curr Biol. 2012 May 8;22(9):R294-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.03.035. Epub 2012 May 7.

Pheromones: evolving language of chemical communication in nematodes.

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Institut de Biologie Valrose, CNRS UMR7277-INSERM U1091, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2, France. braendle@unice.fr

Abstract

New research reveals how the intricate repertoire of ascarosides--small molecules acting as multifaceted pheromones in the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans--has evolved in divergent nematode taxa occupying contrasted ecological niches.

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22575463
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.03.035
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