Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 9

Editors: Marchlewska-Koj, Anna, Lepri, John J., Müller-Schwarze, Dietland (Eds.)

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It is generally accepted that the recent progress in molecular and cellular biology would not have been possible without an understanding of the mechanisms and signaling pathways of communication inside the cell and between various cells of the animal organism. In fact a similar progress occurred in the field of chemical communication between individual organisms of vertebrate species, and this volume is aimed at presenting the current state of the art on this subject. The reader can find here both original results obtained in the laboratory or field studies and comprehensive reviews summarizing many years of research. The presentations of over 60 scientists have been grouped according to their approach into nine parts covering such fields as ecological and evolutionary aspects of chemical communication, structure and neuronal mechanisms of chemosensory systems, chemical structure of pheromones and binding proteins, kin, individual and sexual recognition, predator-prey relationships, purpose and consequences of marking behavior, scent signals and reproductive processes. Expanding on former volumes of this series, entirely new chapters have been added on prenatal chemical communication describing specific effects of the intrauterine environment. In many cases a truly multidisciplinary approach was required, such as with the population analysis of polymorphic variants of the mouse's major urinary proteins that function in carrying pheromones.

Table of contents (64 chapters)

  • From Individuals to Populations: Field Studies as Proving Grounds for the Role of Chemical Signals

    Müller-Schwarze, Dietland

    Pages 1-10

  • The Economic Consequences of Advertising Scent Mark Location on Territories

    Roberts, S. Craig (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

  • Do Chemical Alarm Signals Enhance Survival of Aquatic Vertebrates? An Analysis of the Current Research Paradigm

    Mirza, Reehan S. (et al.)

    Pages 19-26

  • Mechanisms of Olfactory Foraging by Antarctic Procelliiform Seabirds

    Nevitt, Gabrielle A.

    Pages 27-33

  • Ecological Aspects of House Mouse Urinary Chemosignals

    Drickamer, Lee C.

    Pages 35-41

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 9
Editors
  • Anna Marchlewska-Koj
  • John J. Lepri
  • Dietland Müller-Schwarze
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0671-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0671-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46682-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5187-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 482
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