Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation

Chemosensory Systems in Mammals, Fishes, and Insects

Editors: Meyerhof, Wolfgang, Korsching, Sigrun (Eds.)

  • The present book serves as an up to date reference written by leading experts in the fields of olfaction and gustation

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The sense of smell has varied roles in locating food, detecting predators, navigating, and communicating social information, whereas the taste system is focused on decision-making in food intake. The last decade has witnessed massive advances in understanding the molecular logic of chemosensory information processing, and the results for taste sensation were found to differ in interesting ways from those for smell sensation. The 12 chapters of this book cover the current knowledge about the chemosensory systems in mammalian, fish and insect models. The advantages of the different model systems are emphasized. The genomic characteristics and evolution of olfactory and gustatory receptor gene families are analyzed, rules for odorant receptor gene choice and axonal projection of the corresponding receptor neurons are discussed, and the similarities and dissimilarities of pheromone vs. odorant sensing are examined as well as the molecular logic of mammalian sweet taste, bitter taste, and fat perception. Olfactory-guided and taste-guided behaviors are discussed, with a particular emphasis on the insect system.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Molecular Genetic Dissection of the Zebrafish Olfactory System

    Yoshihara, Y.

    Pages 1-19

  • The Receptor Basis of Sweet Taste in Mammals

    Vigues, S. (et al.)

    Pages 20-23

  • Odorant Receptor Gene Choice and Axonal Projection in the Mouse Olfactory System

    Imai, T. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Extraordinary Diversity of Chemosensory Receptor Gene Repertoires Among Vertebrates

    Shi, P. (et al.)

    Pages 57-75

  • Mammalian Bitter Taste Perception

    Behrens, M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemosensory Systems in Mammals, Fishes, and Insects
Editors
  • Wolfgang Meyerhof
  • Sigrun Korsching
Series Title
Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69919-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69919-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-69918-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08939-8
Series ISSN
0080-1844
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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