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Книга Chemical Ecology of Vertebrate Chemical Ecology of VertebrateКниги Химия Автор: Dietland Muller-Schwarze Год издания: 2006 Формат: pdf Издат.:Cambridge college Press Страниц: 578 Размер: 5,2 ISBN: 0521363772 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:"This is an engaging booklet for somebody with even a passing curiosity in chemical ecology.... increases information and whets the appetite." Gordon Hamilton, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society e-book DescriptionFocusing completely at the chemically mediated interactions among vertebrates, together with people and different animals and vegetation, this monograph combines details from generally scattered technical literature in numerous disciplines. will probably be an imperative reference for undergraduates, graduate scholars and researchers attracted to how chemical indications are used for inter- and intra-specific communique in vertebrates.

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It has been suggested that the shear between two horizontal layers could be utilized to determine the lower or upper boundary of a particular layer (Westberg, 1984). 2 Sampling behavior and information currents Most aquatic animals, notably vertebrates, have to sample turbulent water with patchy odor distribution. Two types of stimulus access (“sniffing”) have been distinguished in fish: “cyclosmates” such as tuna or lobster, which sample a specific sniff volume in sniffs or flicks, and “isosmates,” which sample a steady, ciliary-driven water flow.

If the proteins are removed by enzymatic degradation, tamarins still discriminate scent marks from different donor types. However, they are able to discriminate scents with intact proteins from those with the proteins digested. , 1990). Proteins also occur in many excretions and glandular secretions, from turtles to mice and humans. Intensive studies are clarifying their role in signaling. In axillary secretion from human males, the main odoriferous acid, (E)-3-methyl2-hexanoic acid, (E)-3M2H for short, is bound to two apocrine secretion-binding proteins (ASOB1 and 2) of molecular masses 45 and 26kDa, respectively.

A mammal may emit many volatile compounds. , 1974). The volatiles include many classes of compound such as acids (gerbil), ketones, lactones, sulfides (golden hamster), phenolics (beaver, elephant), acetates (mouse), terpenes (elephant), butyrate esters (tamarins), among others. The human samples mentioned before contained hydrocarbons, unsaturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, ketones, aldehydes, esters, nitriles, aromatics, heterocyclics, sulfur compounds, ethers, and halogenated hydrocarbons.

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