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Evolution and senses : opsins, bitter taste, and olfaction

Author: Yoshinori Shichida; et al
Publisher: Tokyo ; London : Springer, 2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in biology.
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This book focuses on sensing and the evolution of animals. Using the five senses (visual, auditory, and olfactory perception, and taste and touch), animals can receive environmental stimuli and respond to them. Changes in these sensitivities might cause changes in aspects of animals' lives such as habitat, activity timing, and diet--and vice versa. Recent advances in genome and molecular analysis enable us to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Evolution and senses.
Tokyo ; London : Springer, 2013
(OCoLC)812689089
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yoshinori Shichida; et al
ISBN: 9784431542223 4431542221
OCLC Number: 832286153
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Visual Pigments and Signal Transduction Cascades in Vertebrates --
Vertebrate Visual Cells and Visual Pigments --
Comparison of Rod and Cone Visual Pigments --
Ascidian Opsin --
Visual Pigments and Signal Transduction Cascades in Invertebrates --
Signal Transduction in Rhabdomeric Visual Cells --
Signal Transduction in Invertebrate Ciliary Visual Cells --
Non-visual Opsins and Signal Transduction Cascades --
A Variety of Non-visual Opsins --
Photoisomerases --
Vertebrate Non-visual Opsins --
Opn4 (Melanopsin) --
Opn3 (Encephalopsin, Panopsin) --
Opn5 (Neuropsin) --
Diversity of the Molecular Properties of Opsins --
Diversity of Counterion --
Diversity of Photoreaction Process and Active State Stability --
Diversity of Binding Retinal Isomers --
Concluding Remarks --
2. Bitter Taste Receptors of Primates --
Introduction --
Analysis of Bitter Taste Receptor Sequences --
Population Genetics of Chimpanzee TAS2Rs --
Genomic and Behavioral Analysis of Japanese Macaque TAS2Rs --
Taste and Feeding Behaviors in Primate Species --
3. Aquatic Adaptation and the Evolution of the Loss of Olfaction in Amniotes --
Introduction: Back to the Place Where Vertebrates Originated --
Olfaction in Cetaceans --
Olfaction in Sea Snakes --
General Discussion.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in biology.
Responsibility: Yoshinori Shichida ... [et al.].
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Focuses on the sensing and the evolution of animals. In this book, using the five senses (visual, auditory and olfactory perception, and taste and touch), we can receive environmental stimuli and  Read more...

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