Fish Chemoreception / Edition 1

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The senses of smell and taste in fish play a vital role in many aspects of fish behaviour including feeding, migration and breeding. The editor of this book, himself an internationally recognized authority on the subject, has drawn together an eminent group of contributors who provide a thorough synthesis of all aspects of the subject.

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Examines the senses of smell and taste in fish, for researchers in basic sciences, fishery managers, pollution-control personnel, and manufacturers of fish food and bait. Some of the topics are the biological structure and mechanisms, the olfactory control of homing migration in salmonids, applications to fish feed formulations for aquaculture, and the relation between chemoreception and water pollution. Distributed in the US by VNR. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Some important new information on receptors is presented...This book is a good mix of detailed information on physiology and anatomy linked with information on behaviour, ecology and aquaculture. A wide range of readers from comparative anatomists to fishery managers will find it a useful addition to their libraries - Journal of Fish Biology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412351402
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/2/1992
  • Series: Fish and Fisheries Series, #6
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview and introduction; T.J. Hara. Structure, development and evolutionary aspects of the peripheral olfactory system; E. Zeiske, B. Theisen, H. Breucker. Synaptic organization of the olfactory bulb and its central projection; M. Satou. Structure of the peripheral gustatory organ, represented by the silurid fish Plotosus lineatus; K. Reutter. Central representation and projections of gustatory systems; J.S. Kanwal, T.E. Finger. Solitary chemosensory cells; M. Whitear. Molecular mechanisms of chemosensory transduction: gustation and olfaction; J.G. Brand, R.C. Bruch. Mechanisms of olfaction; T.J. Hara. Teleost gustation; T. Marui, J. Caprio. Hormones, pheromones and chemoreception; P.W. Sorensen. Kin recognition in fish mediated by chemical cues; K.H. Olsen. Olfactory control of homing behaviour in salmonids; O.B. Stabell. Gustation and nutrition in fishes: application to aquaculture; M. Takeda, K. Takii. Food search behaviour in fish and the use of chemical lures in commercial and sports fishing; K.A. Jones. Environmental contaminants and chemoreception in fishes; D.A. Klaprat, R.E. Evans, T.J. Hara. Author index. Species index. Subject index.

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