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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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Light intensity and the length of time into the scotophase both showed significant effects on the sex pheromone titer (Z9-16:Ald) (Fig.
The successful use of sex pheromones to monitor and disrupt mating of Lobesia botrana in California.
Scientists have found that sex pheromones play an important role in finding a suitable partner of the same species; yet, little is known about the evolution and genetic basis of these alluring smells.
Instead, there might be differences in molecular structure or components of distance sex pheromones of the two species that cause the differences in sex pheromone detection.
company that specializes in mixing human sex pheromones with fragrances.
Disruption of trap catch in traps baited with the attractive sex pheromone of a moth is a proxy for mating disruption that is more difficult to measure in the field.
Female moths that survived to adulthood had decreased amounts of sex pheromone.
Also, caterpillars tended to crawl toward a whiff of pheromone and were more likely to investigate food if it smelled like sex pheromone.
In Lysmata shrimp, aesthetascs have been identified to be responsible for distance sex pheromone detection, whereas some other nouaesthetasc setae can detect contact sex pheromones.
Pigs are traditionally the animal of choice for truffle detection, and sows need no training whatsoever - a compound within the tuber mimics the male pigs' sex pheromone to which the sow is keenly attracted.
Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2006 - (JCN) - The Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) has identified the chemical structure of the sex pheromone of the Staudinger (Cossus insularis) moth, in collaboration with Shin-Etsu Chemical, and succeeded in artificially synthesizing the sex pheromone.
The sex pheromone for pink bollworm, a serious pest in many cotton producing regions around the world, is the largest selling insect pheromone and will be covered under this agreement.