Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 4

Ecology, Evolution, and Comparative Biology

Authors: Duvall, David, Müller-Schwarze, Dietland, Silverstein, Robert M.

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This volume reviews recent developments in our understanding of che~ ical signaling in vertebrates. After sections dealing with general princi­ ples and chemical aspects of vertebrate pheromones, it follows a taxonomic approach, progressing from fish to. mammals. The editors asked a diverse, international group of leading investigators, working on a wide array of vertebrate taxa and specific issues, to consider their efforts from compar­ ative, evolutionary, and ecological viewpoints. The relative number of manuscripts in each part does not necessarily reflect current intensity of research, since the editors invited speakers who together would provide a balanced and comprehensive overview, while avoiding duplication. Still, the part on mammals is the longest. Fourth in a series dating from 1977, this volume illuminates current trends and likely future developments in the field of chemical signaling in vertebrates. Going back even farther, the first chapter, a personal account of the past quarter century by Dr. Mykytowycz recalls the most important milestones, such as symposia, or the founding of societies and journals. He also credits those investigators who stand out by their seminal studies.

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  • Mammalian Semiochemistry: Issues and Futures, with some Examples from a Study of Chemical Signalling in Cattle

    Eric S. Albone, Nicholas B. Blazquez, Jane French, Susan E. Long, Graham C. Perry

    Pages 27-36

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  • Characteristics of Earthworm Washings Detected by the Vomeronasal System of Snakes

    Mimi Halpern, Nancy Schulman, Donald M. Kirschenbaum

    Pages 63-77

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  • Chemical Ecology of Kin Recognition in Anuran Amphibians

    Bruce Waldman

    Pages 225-242

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  • Chemoreception in the Homing and Orientation Behavior of Amphibians and Reptiles, with Special Reference to Sea Turtles

    David Owens, Diana Crowell Commuzzie, Mark Grassman

    Pages 341-355

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  • The Mammalian Vomeronasal System: Its Role in Learning and Social Behaviors

    Charles J. Wysocki, N. Jay Bean, Gary K. Beauchamp

    Pages 471-485

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 4
Book Subtitle
Ecology, Evolution, and Comparative Biology
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-2235-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-2235-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9310-1
Edition Number
1
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