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Diffusion of “Smell” and “Taste”: Chemical Communication

  • Akira Okubo
  • Robert A. Armstrong
  • Jeannette Yen
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 14)

Abstract

The natural world is filled with a vast variety of “invisible,” “inaudible” smells upon which animals depend for their lives through chemical communication. For the behavior of many mammal species, in particular carnivora and nocturnal animals, the role of the olfactory sense is more important than that of the auditory sense. Animals living in underground burrows, deep-sea fish, and many species of insects make use of smell. In the deep sea, with its low turbulence and perpetual darkness, scent may perhaps be even more important for aquatic animals than for terrestrial organisms (Hamner and Hamner, 1977).

Keywords

Sediment Trap Green Turtle Chemical Communication Odor Source Male Moth 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Okubo
  • Robert A. Armstrong
  • Jeannette Yen

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