The chapters in this book are derived from presentations and discussions at the Ninth International Symposium on Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, held at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, on July 25-29, 2000.
Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects of Chemical Communication. From individuals to population: field studies as proving grounds for the role of chemical signals; D. Muller-Schwarze. The economic consequences of advertising scent mark location on territories; S.C. Roberts, L.M. Gosling. Do chemical alarm signals enhance survival of aquatic vertebrates? An analysis of the current research paradigm; R.S. Mirza, D.P. Chivers. Mechanisms of olfactory foraging by Antarctic procelliiform seabirds; G.A. Nevitt. Ecological aspects of house mouse urinary chemosignals; L.C. Drickamer. Information in scent signals of competitive social status: The interface between behaviour and chemistry; J.L. Hurst, et al. Molecular approaches in chemical communcation of mammals; E.P. Zinkevich, V.S. Vasilieva. Structure and Neuronal Mechanisms of Chemosensory Systems. Neural mechanisms of communication: from pheromones to mosaic signals; R.E. Johnston. A unique subfamily of olfactory receptors; J. Strotmann. Odours are represented in glomerular activity patterns: optical imaging studies in the insect antennal lobe; C.G. Galizia, et al. Spatial representations of odorant chemistry in the main olfactory bulb of the rat; B.A. Johnson, M. Leon. Prenatal growth and adult size of the vomeronasal organ in mouse lemurs and humans; T.D. Smith, et al. Size of the vomeronasal organ in wild Microtus; L.M. Maico, et al. Oxytocin, norepinephrine and olfactory bulb mediated recognition; D.E. Dluzen, et al. A possible humoral pathway for the priming action of the male pheromone androstenol on female pigs; T. Krzymowski, et al. Chemical Structure of Pheromones and Binding Proteins. Demonstration of volatile C19-steroids in the urine of female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus; M. Dehnhard, et al. The pheromone of the male goat: function, sources, androgen dependency and partial chemical characterization; R. Claus, et al. Analysis of volatile compounds in scent-marks of spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) and their possible function in olfactory communication; H. Hofer, et al. Mice, MUPs and myths: structure-function relationship of the major urinary proteins; R.J. Beyon, et al. Polymorphic variants of mouse major urinary proteins; C. Veggerby, et al. Differential responses elicited in male mice by MUP-borne odorants; A. Cavaggioni, et al. Characteristics of ligand binding and release by major urinary proteins; D.H.L. Robertson, et al. Chemical communication in the pig; D. Loebel, et al. Prenatal Chemical Communication. Inter-fetal communication, and adult phenotype in mice; J.G. Vandenbergh, A.K. Hotchkiss. The role of the main and accessory olfactory systems in prenatal olfaction; D.M. Coppola. Fetal olfactory cognition preadapts neonatal behavior in mammals; B. Schaal, et al. Olfaction in premature human newborns: detection and discrimination abilities two months before gestational; L. Marlier, et al. Intrauterine position effects on rodent urinary chemosignals; L.C. Drickamer. Kin, Individual and Sexual Recognition. Social status, odour communication, and mate choice in wild house mice; N. Malone, et al. Effects of inbreeding and social status on individual recognition in mice; C.M. Nevison, et al. Heterogeneity of major urinary proteins in house mice: population and sex differences; C.E. Payne, et al. Genetic differences in odor discrimination by newborn mice as expressed by ultrasonic calls; J. Kapusta, H. Szentgyorgyi. Enhanced immune function decreases odor attraction of male laboratory mice; K. Litvinova, et al. The olfactory sexual preferences of golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus): the effects of early social and sexual experience; A.V. Surov, et al. Mate recognition via waterborne chemical cues in the viviparous caecilian Typhlonectes natans (Amphibia: Gymnophiona); A. Warbeck, J. Parzefall. Maternal anogenital licking in rats: exploring the dam's differential sexual treatment of pups; I. Brouette-Lahlou, et al. Predator -- Prey Relationships. Predator diet cues and the assessment of predation risk by aquatic vertebrates: a review and prospectus; D.P. Chivers, R.S. Mirza. Field observations conform laboratory reports of defense responses by prey snakes to the odors of predatory snakes; W.H.N. Gutzke. Spatial responses of field (Microtus agrestis) and bank (clethrionomys glareolus) voles to weasel (Mustela nivalis) odour in natural habitat; Z. Borowski, E. Owadowska. Do newts avoid conspecific alarm substances: the predation hypothesis revisited; J.R. Rohr, D.M. Madison. Responses to nitrogen-oxides by Characiforme fishes suggest evolutionary conservation in Ostariophysan alarm pheromones; G.E. Brown, et al. Markin Behavior: Purpose and Consequences. Anal scent gland secretion of the European otter (Lutra lutra); A. Bradshaw, et al. Scent-marking behaviour of the European badger (Meles meles): resource defence or individual advertisement; C.D. Buesching, D.W. MacDonald. Scent marking behaviors of the striped mongoose, Mungos mungo; I. Ianovschi. Increased social dominance in male rabbits, Orcytolagus cuniculus, is associated with increased secretion of 2-phenoxy ethanol from the chin gland; R.A. Hayes, et al. The response of individuals to over-marks of conspecifics differs between two species of Microtine rodents; M.H. Ferkin. The secretion of the supplementary sacculi of the dwarf hamster Phodopus campbelli; R. Apfelbach, et al. The role of urinary proteins and volatiles in competitive scent marking among male house mice; R.E. Humphries, et al. Scent Signals and Reproductive Processes. Invading pest species and the threat to biodiversity: pheromonal control of Guam brown tree snakes, Boiga irregularis; R.T. Mason, M.J. Greene. Annual and seasonal variation in the female sexual attractiveness pheromone application in seasonal anoestrous German mutton merino sheep; K.-H. Kaulfus, et al. Male's olfactory discrimination of receptive state of females in rat-like hamsters (Cricetulus triton); J.-X. Zhang, et al. Pheromonal regulation of bank vole (Clethrionomys glaerolus) reproduction; A. Marchlewska-Koj. Olfactory communication in Brandt's vole (Microtus brandti); L. Zhang, et al. Effects of social dominance and female odor on sperm activity of male mice; S. Koyama, S. Kamimura. Exposure of juvenile male Campbelli's hamsters and house mice to cat urine elicits species-specific responses in reproductive development; N.V. Sokolskaja, et al. Chemosignals and Behavioral Responses. The role of olfaction in the feeding behavior of human neonates; R.H. Porter, et al. Pig responses to taste stimuli; D. Glaser, et al. Imprinting on native pond odour in the pool frog, Rana lessonea, Cam; S.V. Ogurtsov, V.A. Bastakov. Chemical discrimination in Liolaemus Lizards: comparison of behavioral and chemical data; A. Labra, et al. Simplified tests of aggression chemosignals in male house mice suggest that a melanocortin-dependent product of the preputial gland reduces attacks; H.K. Caldwell, et al. Remote monitoring of badgers (Meles meles) for testing discrimination between urine samples from donors of different age and sex categories; K.M. Service, S. Harris. The development of a simple associative test of olfactory learning and memory; H.M. Schellinck, et al. Olfactory communication between man and other animals; B.A. Sommerville, D.M. Broom. Author Index. Subject Index.
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