Chemical Images and Chemical Information
Much has been written implicating scent profiles, odour fingerprints and scent images in vertebrate chemical communication (Albone, 1984; Gorman et al, 1984; Macdonald et al., 1984; Smith et al., 1985; Apps, 1990; Natynczuk and Macdonald, this volume), yet we are still uncertain as to how biological information is organized in a scent or chemical image. In this brief discussion we wish to further explore the notion that an animal may present €. chemical image to its environment and to discuss the extent to which this complex image, which may accurately encode an animal’s biological condition, is organised.
KeywordsGland Secretion Chemical Information Scent Marking Brown Hare Scent Profile
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