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Chemical Communication and Social Behavior of the Lobster Homarus americanus and Other Decapod Crustacea

Jelle Atema and Molly A. Steinbach

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The American lobster, Homarus americanus, is presented as a model organism of chemical communication in decapod crustaceans. Lobsters use chemical signals to form and maintain dominance hierarchies, ... More


The handicap principle and signalling in collaborative systems

Amotz Zahavi

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Signalling systems are by nature collaborations, since for a signal to be effective, the receiver has to cooperate with the signaller. The Handicap Principle (HP) ensures the reliability of signals, ... More


Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites

Fritjof Helmchen

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites have both electrical and biochemical characters, which are closely linked. This chapter discusses dendrites as compartments for chemical signals such as concentration changes of ions or ... More


Pheromones mediating sex and dominance in aquatic animals

Thomas Breithaupt and Jörg D. Hardege

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the current knowledge on pheromones of aquatic animals. Pheromones are chemical signals used for communication within a species. It has been found that species from many ... More


Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites

Fritjof Helmchen and U. Valentin Nägerl

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745273
eISBN:
9780191819735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites have both an electrical and a biochemical character, which are closely linked. This chapter discusses dendritic structures as compartments for chemical signals such as concentration changes ... More


Receptor Structures and Receptor Families(1983–1990)

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission: Bridging the Gaps (1890-1990)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137613
eISBN:
9780199848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter discusses two major classes of receptor function and structure: oligomeric subunits surrounding an ion-conducting pore formed a ligand-gated ion channel that opened when ... More


Communication by Scent and Sound

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter explains how beavers communicate by scent and sound. Like most mammals, beavers typically communicate with one another by chemical signals. The most conspicuous sign of scent marking is ... More


Death from downstream: chemosensory navigation and predator–prey processes

Marc Weissburg

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses how animals navigate through chemical plumes to find prey, and the ecological consequences of this process. It emphasizes tools to characterize the hydrodynamic/chemical signal ... More


Mate Choice in Dark-Eyed Juncos Using Visual, Acoustic, and Chemical Cues

Danielle J. Whittaker and Nicole M. Gerlach

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In this chapter, we explore the traits used for mate recognition and assessment in the dark-eyed junco. Much research has focused on visual cues, in particular the plumage trait known as tail white, ... More


The use of chemical cues in habitat recognition and settlement

Gabriele Gerlach and Jelle Atema

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter assesses how dispersed marine larvae search for their settlement habitat. It focuses on the active sensory and specifically the olfactory processes involved in larval recruitment in ... More


Russian dolls

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter describes the nested structures found inside a human or any other complex organism, comparable to Russian dolls. As we delve deeper into this structure, we also go further back in time. ... More


Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

George Terzis and Robert Arp (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Information shapes biological organization in fundamental ways and at every organizational level. Because organisms use information—including DNA codes, gene expression, and chemical signaling—to ... More


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