Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 4

Ecology, Evolution, and Comparative Biology

  • David Duvall
  • Dietland Müller-Schwarze
  • Robert M. Silverstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Some General Considerations

  3. Chemistry

    1. Michael A. Adams, Peter B. Johnsen
      Pages 45-61
    2. Mimi Halpern, Nancy Schulman, Donald M. Kirschenbaum
      Pages 63-77
    3. Bozena Jemiolo, Franca Andreolini, Milos Novotny
      Pages 79-85
  4. Fishes

    1. N. E. Stacey, A. L. Kyle, N. R. Liley
      Pages 117-133
    2. Peter B. Johnsen
      Pages 135-148
  5. Amphibians

  6. Reptiles

    1. William R. Garstka, David Crews
      Pages 243-260

About this book

Introduction

This volume reviews recent developments in our understanding of che~ ical signaling in vertebrates. After sections dealing with general princi­ ples and chemical aspects of vertebrate pheromones, it follows a taxonomic approach, progressing from fish to. mammals. The editors asked a diverse, international group of leading investigators, working on a wide array of vertebrate taxa and specific issues, to consider their efforts from compar­ ative, evolutionary, and ecological viewpoints. The relative number of manuscripts in each part does not necessarily reflect current intensity of research, since the editors invited speakers who together would provide a balanced and comprehensive overview, while avoiding duplication. Still, the part on mammals is the longest. Fourth in a series dating from 1977, this volume illuminates current trends and likely future developments in the field of chemical signaling in vertebrates. Going back even farther, the first chapter, a personal account of the past quarter century by Dr. Mykytowycz recalls the most important milestones, such as symposia, or the founding of societies and journals. He also credits those investigators who stand out by their seminal studies.

Keywords

development evolution fish mammals vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • David Duvall
    • 1
  • Dietland Müller-Schwarze
    • 2
  • Robert M. Silverstein
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WyomingLaramieUSA
  2. 2.State University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2235-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9310-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2235-1
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