Research on Mammalian Rhinaria

Projekt: Forskning



We perform molecular, structural and functional studies on mammalian rhinaria. Such specialized nose-tips covered by glabrous, wet skin occur in many species and are sensory organs unrelated to olfaction.

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Many mammals have specialized nose-tips, covered by hairless and wet skin. These so-called rhinaria are sensory organs lacking in humans. We study what sensory information the animals obtain from their rhinaria and what role this information plays in an animal's life.
Gällande start-/slutdatum2012/11/01 → …