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Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates

Edited By: Robert E Johnston, Schwarze Muller and Peter W Sorenson

674 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #104098 | ISBN: 0306461145
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Provides an update and overview of the field of chemical communication in vertebrates, including chemical identification of the signals, sensory mechanisms, interactions between odors and the endocrine system, behaviour and ecology.


1. Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives. 2. Chemical Identification of Chemical Signals. 3. The Major Histocompatibility Complex and Odor Communication. 4. Signaling Behaviors: Functions of Scent Marking. 5. Social Recognition: Individuals, Kin & Species. 6. Sex, Aggression and Social Behavior. 7. Relationships to Endocrine Function. 8. Predator-Prey Relationships. 9. Neural Mechanisms of Chemical Communication. 10. Practical Applications. Subject Index.

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