Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 9

  • Anna Marchlewska-Koj
  • John J. Lepri
  • Dietland Müller-Schwarze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects of Chemical Communication

    1. S. Craig Roberts, L. Morris Gosling
      Pages 11-17
    2. Jane L. Hurst, Robert J. Beynon, Rick E. Humphries, Nick Malone, Charlotte M. Nevison, Caroline E. Payne et al.
      Pages 43-52
    3. Edward P. Zinkevich, Varvara S. Vasilieva
      Pages 53-60
  3. Structure and Neuronal Mechanisms of Chemosensory Systems

    1. Jörg Strotmann
      Pages 69-75
    2. Timothy D. Smith, Mark P. Mooney, Annie M. Burrows, Kunwar P. Bhatnagar, Michael I. Siegel
      Pages 93-99
    3. Lisette M. Maico, Dana L. Roslinski, Annie M. Burrows, Mark P. Mooney, Michael I. Siegel, Kunwar P. Bhatnagar et al.
      Pages 101-106
    4. Dean E. Dluzen, Yili Shang, Rainer Landgraf
      Pages 107-115
    5. Tadeusz Krzymowski, Stanisława Stefańczyk-Krzymowska, Waldemar Grzegorzewski, Janina Skipor, Barbara Wąsowska
      Pages 117-123
  4. Chemical Structure of Pheromones and Binding Proteins

    1. M. Dehnhard, M. Heistermann, F. Göritz, R. Hermes, T. Hildebrandt, G. Strauss et al.
      Pages 125-132
    2. Rolf Claus, Martin Dehnhard, Ursula Götz, Markus Lacorn
      Pages 133-140
    3. Robert J. Beynon, Jane L. Hurst, Simon J. Gaskell, Simon J. Hubbard, Rick E. Humphries, Nick Malone et al.
      Pages 149-156

About this book


It is generally accepted that the recent progress in molecular and cellular biology would not have been possible without an understanding of the mechanisms and signaling pathways of communication inside the cell and between various cells of the animal organism. In fact a similar progress occurred in the field of chemical communication between individual organisms of vertebrate species, and this volume is aimed at presenting the current state of the art on this subject. The reader can find here both original results obtained in the laboratory or field studies and comprehensive reviews summarizing many years of research. The presentations of over 60 scientists have been grouped according to their approach into nine parts covering such fields as ecological and evolutionary aspects of chemical communication, structure and neuronal mechanisms of chemosensory systems, chemical structure of pheromones and binding proteins, kin, individual and sexual recognition, predator-prey relationships, purpose and consequences of marking behavior, scent signals and reproductive processes. Expanding on former volumes of this series, entirely new chapters have been added on prenatal chemical communication describing specific effects of the intrauterine environment. In many cases a truly multidisciplinary approach was required, such as with the population analysis of polymorphic variants of the mouse's major urinary proteins that function in carrying pheromones.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Marchlewska-Koj
    • 1
  • John J. Lepri
    • 2
  • Dietland Müller-Schwarze
    • 3
  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  3. 3.State University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5187-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0671-3
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