The insect olfactory system has become a very important model of sensory function, morphology and development. Intense research in several insect orders has yielded a large amount of data. This book provides a comprehensive overview, with special emphasis placed on pheromone-specific and host-related detection and processing of odour information. A valuable information source not only for researchers and students in the field of insect olfaction but also for those working on sensory systems, in entomology, neurophysiology, and pest control.
Morphology and Development of the Peripheral Olfactory Organs.- Perireceptor Events and Transduction Mechanisms in Insect Olfaction.- Function of Peripheral Olfactory Organs.-Antennal Lobe Structure.- Functional Characteristics of the Antennal Lobe.- Neural Dynamics, Oscillatory Synchronisation, and Odour Codes.- Neuroactive Substances in the Antennal Lobe.- Development of Olfactory Glomeruli.- Protocerebral Olfactory Processing.- Olfactory Neurogenetics.- Olfactory-Released Behaviours.- Applied Aspects of Insect Olfaction.-