Chemical Ecology of Vertebrates

Chemical Ecology of Vertebrates

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Published in 2006, Chemical Ecology of Vertebrates was the first book to focus exclusively on the chemically-mediated interactions between vertebrates including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, and other animals and plants. Reviewing research in three core areas - pheromones (where the interactions are between members of the same species), interspecific interactions involving allomones (where the sender benefits) and kairomones (where the receiver benefits), it pulls together information from widely scattered technical literature in many different disciplines into a coherent whole. Chapters on the environment, properties of odour signals, and production and release of chemosignals set the stage for discussion of more complex behavioural topics. While the main focus is ecological, dealing with behaviour and interactions in the field, it also covers chemoreception, orientation and navigation, the development of behaviour and the practical applications of chemosignals.Preovulatoryprimerpheromone Female goldfish have an increased level of 17Ip, 20I²-dihydroxy-4- pregnen-3-one (17, 20I²P) in their blood at the time of final maturation of their oocytes (i.e. 10 hours before ovulation and spawning). The pheromone ... In females the blood levels of gonadotropin do not increase. Lesions in theanbsp;...

Title:Chemical Ecology of Vertebrates
Author:Dietland Muller-Schwarze
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-09-07


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