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Insect Taste

Series: Society for Experimental Biology (formerly Society for Experimental Biology Symposium) Volume: 63

By: Philip Newland (Editor), Matthew Cobb (Editor), Frédéric Marion-Poll (Editor)

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Sep 2008 | #170063 | ISBN-13: 9780415436397
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Insect Taste offers an accessible overview to some of the many advances in insect taste research. Insect Taste covers how insects solve the basic problem of taste gustatory processing, from detection and transduction, through coding to the generation of behavior and the evolutionary biology underpinning gustaory learning.


Chapter 1: Gustation in Drosophila melanogaster
Chapter 2: Drosophila Gr5a: Expression Pattern, Ligand Profile and Transduction Pathway
Chapter 3: Neurophysiology of Gustatory Receptor Neurons in Drosophila
Chapter 4: Chemosensory Regulation of Feeding in the Blowfly: Several Studies after the Hungry Fly
Chapter 5: Tasting in Plant-Feeding Insects: From Single Compounds to Complex Natural Stimuli
Chapter 6: Tasting Toxicants as Bitter: Phytoecdysteroids
Chapter 7: Peripheral Modulation of Taste Responses
Chapter 8: The "Sweet Tooth" of the Honeybee: The Perception of Nectar and its Influence on Honeybee Behaviour
Chapter 9: Effects of Experience on the Physiology of Taste Discrimination in Insects
Chapter 10: Evolutionary Biology of Learning in Insect: The Search for Food

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