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Plasticity Mechanisms at the Peripheral Stage of the Olfactory System

Abstract : Given the crucial involvement of olfaction in vital behaviors, the olfactory system has given priority to the functioning sustainability and robustness throughout the phylogenetic evolution. In addition, given the limitless and constantly changing number of potential stimuli, the olfactory system also gave priority to plasticity. Such priorities may account for some of exceptional adaptation skills which are expressed from the periphery. Manipulating the odorant environment has been an easy experimental way to study and evidence the olfactory system plasticity and has provided interesting insights into molecular mechanisms which maintain a robust, but plastic captors’ system, to sample the chemical environment.
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Patricia Duchamp-Viret, Christine Baly. Plasticity Mechanisms at the Peripheral Stage of the Olfactory System. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal, Juniper Publishers, 2021, 17 (3), pp.1-5. ⟨10.19080/PBSIJ.2021.17.555962⟩. ⟨hal-03331026⟩



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