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Pheromones and animal behavior : chemical signals and signatures

Author: Tristram D Wyatt
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"Pheromones and other kinds of chemical communication underlie the behavior of all animals. Building on the strengths of the first edition, widely recognized as the leading text in the subject, this is a comprehensive overview of how pheromones work"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tristram D Wyatt
ISBN: 9780521112901 0521112907 9780521130196 0521130190
OCLC Number: 841556719
Awards: Winner of Society of Biology Postgraduate Textbook Award 2014
Description: xiv, 405 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Animals in a chemical world --
Methods for identifying and studying semiochemicals --
Pheromones, chemical cues, and sexual selection --
Coming to gether and keeping apart : aggregation pheromones and host-marking pheromones --
Territorial behavior and semiochemicals --
Semiochemicals and social organization --
Pheromones and recruitment communication --
Fight or flight : alarm pheromones and cues --
Perception and response to chemical communication : from chemosensory receptors to brains, behavior, and development --
Finding the source : pheromones and orientation behavior --
Breaking the code : illicit signalers and receivers of semiochemicals --
Using semiochemicals : applications of pheromones --
On the scent of human attraction : human pheromones? --
Appendix. An introduction to chemical terms for non-chemists.
Responsibility: Tristram D. Wyatt.

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