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response to hermaphrodite contact (GO:0034606)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
male courtship behavior +   
negative regulation of male mating behavior +   
positive regulation of male mating behavior +   
regulation of male mating behavior +   
response to hermaphrodite contact 
The response by the male to a hermaphrodite after initial contact following mate finding. The male stops forward locomotion, presses the ventral side of his tail against his partner's body, and begins moving backward along the hermaphrodite. Male response behavior is initiated when sensory neurons located in the rays of his tail contact a potential mate.
spicule insertion 
turning behavior involved in mating +  
vulval location 

Definition Sources: PMID:18050467, WB_REF:WBPaper00002109

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