Gut bacteria and pheromones

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… their study highlights the previously overlooked effect of gut flora in communication among insects. Next, they plan to investigate whether gut bacteria contribute to the development of scent profiles that are unique within a particular colony of cockroaches.”

My comment: Gut microbes link the metabolic networks and genetic networks of all vertebrates and invertebrates to their morphological and behavioral phenotypes in the context of well-detailed models that link atoms to ecosystems via the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction.

See also: Hidden Diversity in Honey Bee Gut Symbionts Detected by Single-Cell Genomics

Conserved molecular mechanisms of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled RNA-mediated cell type differentiation link the bioluminescent gut microbes of squid to symbiotic interactions in all living genera.

Overlooking the influence of gut bacteria is like overlooking the influence of food odors on foraging and the fact that “Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction” in species from microbes to humans.

About James V. Kohl 1307 Articles
James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society