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By Dietland Müller-Schwarze (auth.), Robert E. Johnston, Dietland Müller-Schwarze, Peter W. Sorensen (eds.)

The box of olfactory examine and chemical communique is within the early phases of innovative swap, and plenty of facets of this revolution are mirrored within the chapters during this booklet. therefore, it may serve admirably as an updated reference. First, a variety of vertebrate teams and species are represented. moment, there are very good stories of particular themes and theoretical ways to communique through odors, together with chapters on sign specialization and evolution in mammals, the evolution of hormonal pheromones in fish, alarm pheromones in fish, chemical repellents, the chemical indications thinking about endocrine responses in mice, and the debate over human pheromones. 3rd, there are interesting new findings awarded in different particular subject components, equivalent to the chemis­ test of pheromones in quite a lot of species (salamanders to elephants), the chemistry of proteins that keep watch over the discharge of pheromones, the molecular biology and body structure of detection, coding and reaction to smell indications, the consequences of expertise on sensitivity to odors, the position of genes of the immune process in scent construction and in human mate selection, the functionality and belief of smell over-marks, the popularity of people and relations by means of odors, the impact of odors on predator-prey interactions, and using odors to aid keep watch over pests. This publication is an offshoot of the 8th foreign Symposium on Chemical Sig­ nals in Vertebrates, held at Cornell collage in Ithaca, ny, July 20-25, 1997, hosted and arranged by way of Bob Johnston.

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W. Sorensen and N. E. g. Miura, Yamauchi, Takahashi & Nagahama, 1992). In externally fertilizing fishes, PGFs stimulate follicular rupture and female reproductive behavior (Sorensen & Goetz, 1993). In contrast, E2 stimulates female sex behavior in the guppy (Liley, 1972), the only internally fertilizing species in which endocrine regulation of female sex behavior has been examined. EOG studies (Stacey & Cardwell, 1995, 1997) show that, of this common suite of gonadal hormones, all are detected by at least some fish species, and detection of MIS-like steroids and PGFs is particularly widespread.

At present, we see little evidence for specialized pheromone production in goldfish, which in the preovulatory period release several dozen sex steroids, with AD, 17,20j3P, 17,20j3P-20S as relatively minor components of total steroid output (Sorensen & Scott, 1994). Little is know about steroid release by species related to the goldfish but at least at present we have no reason to believe that goldfish pathways are specialized. Although PGF2a metabolic pathways differ among species (Sorensen, unpublished), the biological significance of these differences is not known.

4). ' Specialized spying might simply involve increased sensitivity to hormonal cues (optimization), or the modification of a receptor to detect a more pertinent compound or class of compounds (measured as a shift or broadening in sensitivity). Further, we generally expect receivers to develop sensitivity to other relevant hormonal products, thereby leading to the development of a facultative, multiple-component pheromone through a process we term 'cue elaboration' (Figure 2). New components may simply enhance the strength of the cue or add new, relevant information about the specific maturational (behavioral) state of the donor.

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