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Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11

  • Presents the newest research in chemical communication of vertebrates

  • Includes the potential application of novel techniques currently used in invertebrate systems

  • Covers a broad range of taxonomic groups, including humans

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Table of contents (39 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXV
  2. New Directions in Semiochemistry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Volatile Mammalian Chemosignals: Structural and Quantitative Aspects

      • Milos V. Novotny, Helena A. Soini
      Pages 13-23
    3. Use of Automated Solid Phase Dynamic Extraction (SPDE)/GC-MS and Novel Macros in the Search for African Elephant Pheromones

      • Thomas E. Goodwin, Patrick A. Brown, Mindy S. Eggert, Maria G. Evola, Sam J. House, R. Grant Morshedi et al.
      Pages 25-35
    4. Urinary Lipocalins in Rodenta:is there a Generic Model?

      • Robert J. Beynon, Jane L. Hurst, Michael J. Turton, Duncan H. L. Robertson, Stuart D. Armstrong, Sarah A. Cheetham et al.
      Pages 37-49
    5. The Biological Function of Cauxin, a Major Urinary Protein of the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

      • Masao Miyazaki, Tetsuro Yamashita, Hideharu Taira, Akemi Suzuki
      Pages 51-60
    6. Putative Pheromones of Lion Mane and Its Ultrastructure

      • M. Poddar-Sarkar, A. Chakroborty, R. Bhar, R.L. Brahmachary
      Pages 61-67
  3. Olfactory Response and Function

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Using Ethologically Relevant Tasks to Study Olfactory Discrimination in Rodents

      • Heather M. Schellinck, Stephen R. Price, Michael J. Wong
      Pages 71-80
    3. Comparisons of State and Likelihood of Performing Chemosensory Event Behaviors in Two Populations of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)

      • Bruce A. Schulte, Kathryn R. Bagley, Matthew Groover, Helen Loizi, Christen Merte, Jordana M. Meyer et al.
      Pages 81-90
    4. Olfaction in the Gorilla

      • Peter Hepper, Deborah Wells, Patrick McArdle, Dwyer Coleman, Mark Challis
      Pages 103-110
    5. Ecological Validity in the Study of Human Pheromones

      • Tamsin K. Saxton, Anthony C. Little, S. Craig Roberts
      Pages 111-120
    6. The Influence of Sexual Orientation on Human Olfactory Function

      • Mark J.T. Sergeant, Jennifer Louie, Charles J. Wysocki
      Pages 121-128
  4. Recognition within Species: Individual, Sex, Group

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Pregnancy Block from a Female Perspective

      • Stuart D. Becker, Jane L. Hurst
      Pages 141-150
    3. Gender Specific Expression of Volatiles in Captive Fossas (Cryptoprocta ferox) During the Mating Season

      • Barbara Renate Vogler, Frank Goeritz, Thomas Bernd Hildebrandt, Martin Dehnhard
      Pages 161-168
    4. Do Spotted Hyena Scent Marks Code for Clan Membership?

      • Nicole Burgener, Marion L East, Heribert Hofer, Martin Dehnhard
      Pages 169-177

About this book

This volume presents the proceedings of "Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11", hosted by the University of Liverpool and held July 25 - 28, 2006 at the University of Chester in the United Kingdom. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 11 contains the latest research on chemical communication relevant to vertebrates, particularly focusing on new research since the last meeting in 2003. Topics covered include chemical ecology, biochemistry, behavior and neurobiology of both the main olfactory and vomeronasal systems of vertebrates, from amphibia to mammals including humans. A broad range of taxonomic groups and topics are discussed, including sections on new directions in semiochemistry, olfactory response and function, recognition within species, sexual communication, maternal-offspring communication, communication between species, and applications for zoo animal enrichment and pest control. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Bets Rasmussen and includes a special tribute chapter on her ground-breaking research on elephant communication.

About the Editors:

Dr. Jane L. Hurst is a Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, where she heads the Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Dr. Rob Beynon is also a Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK where he heads the Proteomics and Functional Genomics Research Group. Dr. S. Craig Roberts is a Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK where he is a member of the Evolutionary Psychology Research Group. Dr. Tristram Wyatt is the Director of Distance and Online Learning at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK and also a research associate at the Department of Zoology.

Keywords

  • Ecology
  • Mammalia
  • Proteomics
  • behavior
  • biochemistry
  • development
  • environment
  • evolution
  • vertebrates
  • zoology
  • Model vertebrates

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, UK

    Jane L. Hurst

  • Department of Veterinary Preclinical Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    Robert J. Beynon

  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    S. Craig Roberts

  • Office of Distance and Online Learning, University of Oxford, UK

    Tristram D. Wyatt

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 219.99
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Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)