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.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of ContentsMorphology 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.-