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Neurobiology of Chemical Communication

Provides an overview of the most recent findings in the field of pheromones and chemical signals in both vertebrates and invertebrates species
Includes material on laboratory and wild species, livestock, and humans
Details how chemical signals work on different species
Covers mammalian pheromes on a general basis (structure, anatomy, electrophysiology, molecular biology)

Series: Frontiers in Neuroscience

By: Carla Mucignat-Caretta (Editor)

640 pages, 89 b/w illustrations, 14 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Mar 2014 | #209321 | ISBN-13: 9781466553415
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NHBS Price: £94.99 $121/€113 approx

About this book

The release of pheromones is one of various forms of nonverbal communication many animals use to transmit messages to other members of the same species. Their complex molecular structure allows these chemical messages to contain a great deal of often very specific information. Neurobiology of Chemical Communication provides an overview of recent findings in the field of pheromones and chemical signals in vertebrates and invertebrates species. It includes chapters on how chemical signals work on different species and covers non-mammalian species, mammalian pheromes on a general basis, and others more focused on the single species.


Contents

Introduction to Chemical Signalling
An Introduction to Chemical Signaling in Vertebrates and Invertebrates
On the Use of the Term ‘Pheromones’: Misleading Concepts and Confusing Terms
Purification, Characterization and Identification of Chemical Signals

Chemical Signaling in Invertebrates
Pheromones in the Moth Bombyx mori
Pheromones in Honeybees
Pheromones in Drosophila

Chemical Signaling in Vertebrates
The Anatomy of the Accessory Olfactory System in Vertebrates
Molecular Biology and Physiological Properties of the Accessory Olfactory System
Chemical Signaling in Plethodontid Salalamanders
Chemical Signaling in Cattle
Chemical Signaling in Rats
Chemical Signaling in Mice
Chemical Signaling in Humans


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