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New Pheromone Helps Female Flies Tell Suitors to 'Buzz Off'

July 16, 2009

Fruit flies mating Using a new form of high-resolution laser mass spectrometry, researchers scanning the surface of fruit flies discovered a previously unidentified pheromone--CH503--that contributes to the anti-aphrodisiac effects observed in female fruit flies after copulation. Full Story

Harvard Medical School

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