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Keyword - Pheromone (KW-0588)

Definition

Proteins which acts as a pheromone. Pheromones are odours of conspecifics which elicit an adaptive behavioral response, e.g. insect sex pheromones. Generally, they are comprised of mixtures of compounds and behavioral responsiveness to them is largely instinctual, sexually-dimorphic, and attributable to a specialized component(s) of the olfactory system.

Category

Molecular function

Gene Ontology

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GOi

pheromone activity [ GO:0005186 ]

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Molecular functionPheromone
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