WHITTEN EFFECT

the impact of chemical correspondence in eliciting ovulation. With regard to some rodent species, females ovulate whenever exposed to scents or odors from adult males. Other impacts of chemical signals on reproducing are inclusive of the bruce effect and the lee-boot effect.

WHITTEN EFFECT: "Female mice may ovulate when exposed to male mice, eliciting the Whitten effect. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "WHITTEN EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/whitten-effect/ (accessed May 26, 2018).
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