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Organ located under the inner surface of the nasal cavity near the nasal septum, participating in the detection of semiochemicals.
Semiochemistry (from the Greek “semios” sign) studies chemical communication, the oldest and most widespread mode of transmission of information among living beings.
Since its inception, IRSEA has grown by taking into account four fundamental concerns that have become consubstantial to IRSEA
IRSEA covers a very broad area of research that cannot be tackled without multidisciplinary teams, closely connected to an international research network.
IRSEA uses gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS) with double GC that provides useful information on complex groups of fragrant compounds.
The term “semiochemical” refers to all the chemical signals emitted by living beings. There are three main types of signals: pheromones, allelochemicals and apneumones
The development of semiochemical analogues opens the way to new ways of communicating with both our pets and farm animals.
The Ethics Committee ensures compliance with the legislation on the protection of animals involved in research.
IRSEA protects the results of its research by filing international patents (more than 200 to date).
The development of modern chemistry and pharmacology had given hope for a bright health future, both for humans and animals and plants.
The presence of semiochemical in humans is widely proven and IRSEA is researching this area.
IRSEA has the means to study semiochemistry in aquatic species.
Sandrine, a 28-year-old Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), showed aggressive behaviour towards her peers.
This is a good example of IRSEAH - WWLPS cooperation with non-governmental associations.
World Wildlife Library of Pheromones and Semiochemicals, created in 2008 with the support of CEVA Animal Health Laboratories, is dedicated to supporting wildlife conservation programs
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