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Advances in Chemoreception: Volume I Communication by Chemical Signals (Paperback)
  • Advances in Chemoreception: Volume I Communication by Chemical Signals (Paperback)

Advances in Chemoreception: Volume I Communication by Chemical Signals (Paperback)

Paperback 412 Pages / Published: 26/04/2012
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Research on the chemical senses has been growing at a remarkable rate over the last decade. This growth has greatly expanded our understanding of the electrical properties and ultrastructure of chemosensory organs, of the role of chemoreception in the control of behavior, of the organization of higher centers in the chemosensory pathways, and of the chemical constituents of mixtures of biologic significance. But one area where advances have been especially impressive is concerned with the properties of pheromones and substances with similar biologic effects. Pheromones are compounds, produced by certain animals, which have the effect of inducing one or more specific responses within members of the same or closely related species. Some of these substances-the "primer" pheromones-act on the endocrine system, probably through the central nervous system. The pregnancy block induced in mice by the odor of strange males is a striking example. Others, such as "signalling" or "releaser" pheromones, elicit an immediate behavioral response. Sex attractants are prominent examples of this group. While the chemical identity of these compounds is known, in a relatively few cases (and these, mainly in insects) we now have extensive information about their impact on the receiving organism at the receptor, physiologic and behavioral levels.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781468471571
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 733 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 197

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