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Chemosensory Systems in Mammals, Fishes, and Insects

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  • The present book serves as an up to date reference written by leading experts in the fields of olfaction and gustation

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation (RESULTS, volume 47)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Receptor Basis of Sweet Taste in Mammals

    • S. Vigues, C.D. Dotson, S.D. Munger
    Pages 20-23
  3. Mammalian Bitter Taste Perception

    • M. Behrens, W. Meyerhof
    Pages 77-96
  4. Orosensory Perception of Dietary Lipids in Mammals

    • P. Passilly-Degrace, D. Gaillard, P. Besnard
    Pages 121-138
  5. Pheromone Sensing in Mice

    • I. Rodriguez, U. Boehm
    Pages 139-185
  6. Smelling, Tasting, Learning: Drosophila as a Study Case

    • B. Gerber, R.F. Stocker, T. Tanimura, A.S. Thum
    Pages 187-202
  7. Genomics of Olfactory Receptors

    • Xiaohong Zhang*, Stuart Firestein
    Pages 239-255
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 257-261

About this book

The sense of smell has varied roles in locating food, detecting predators, navigating, and communicating social information, whereas the taste system is focused on decision-making in food intake. The last decade has witnessed massive advances in understanding the molecular logic of chemosensory information processing, and the results for taste sensation were found to differ in interesting ways from those for smell sensation. The 12 chapters of this book cover the current knowledge about the chemosensory systems in mammalian, fish and insect models. The advantages of the different model systems are emphasized. The genomic characteristics and evolution of olfactory and gustatory receptor gene families are analyzed, rules for odorant receptor gene choice and axonal projection of the corresponding receptor neurons are discussed, and the similarities and dissimilarities of pheromone vs. odorant sensing are examined as well as the molecular logic of mammalian sweet taste, bitter taste, and fat perception. Olfactory-guided and taste-guided behaviors are discussed, with a particular emphasis on the insect system.

Keywords

  • Mammalia
  • Olfaction
  • behavior
  • perception
  • predator
  • receptor
  • taste
  • transduction

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USD 219.00
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Softcover Book
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USD 279.99
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