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Author Müller-Schwarze, Dietland.

Title Chemical ecology of vertebrates / Dietland Müller-Schwarze.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  577.14 MULL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 563 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [428]-529) and index.
Contents 1. The odorsphere : the environment for transmission of chemical signals -- 2. Properties of vertebrate semiochemicals -- 3. Odor production and release -- 4. Chemical cues in orientation and navigation -- 5. Chemoreception -- 6. Signaling pheromones I : discrimination and recognition -- 7. Signaling pheromones II : sex and alarm pheromones and evolutionary considerations -- 8. Intraspecific signals : priming pheromones -- 9. Development of intra- and interspecific chemical communication -- 10. Allomones I : chemical defense by animals -- 11. Allomones II : plant chemical defenses against herbivores -- 12. Kairomones and synomones -- 13. Practical applications of semiochemicals.
Summary "Chemical Ecology of Vertebrates is 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. While the main focus is ecological, dealing with behavior and interactions in the field, it also covers chemoreception, orientation and navigation, the development of behavior, and the practical applications of chemosignals."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Chemical ecology.
ISBN 0521363772 (hardback)
9780521363778 (hardback)