Advances in the Biosciences [ADV. BIOSCI.], ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC., TARRYTOWN, NY (USA), 1995, vol. 93, 647 pp
This is the seventh in a series of books on chemocommunication and chemical ecology in animals from fish to humans. Disciplines represented include histology, ultrastructure, genetics, biotechnology, olfactometry, neurophysiology, behavior studies, chemistry, repellent applications, and methodology. Expression of olfactory receptors, effects of the major histocompatibility complex and of bacteria on semiochemicals are "growing points" of the young disciplines of chemoreception and chemocommunication studies. They are balanced by a strong field of behavior studies in a broad array of taxa. Investigations of sensory inputs deal with olfaction, vomolfaction, taste and terminal nerve. The breadth of the topics covered attests to the vigor and importance of the study of chemical signals in vertebrates, including, of course, humans.