Thalamic stimulation evokes sex-color change and gamete release in a vertebrate hermaphrodite
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- Demski, L.S. & Dulka, J.G. Experientia (1986) 42: 1285. doi:10.1007/BF01946425
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Sperm and egg release and sex-color patterns specific for the male and female phases of reproductive behavior were elicited by electrical stimulation in the thalamus of anesthetized sea bass. Thalamic switching of the sex-role specific motor activities in response to visual signals from the mate is considered an important feature regulating the complex mating activity of these simultaneous hermaphrodites.