Chapter 12. Pheromones and Chemo-Attractants

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch12

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) Pheromones and Chemo-Attractants, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch12

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844328

Online ISBN: 9780470027875

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Keywords:

  • chemical signalling molecules;
  • pheromonal olfactory receptor cells;
  • trail-marking pheromones;
  • vertebrate pheromones;
  • accessory olfactory system;
  • major urinary proteins (MUP);
  • Oestradiol and progesterone receptors;
  • pheromones in mammals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evolution of pheromones

  • Classification of pheromones

  • Pheromones in invertebrates

  • Pheromones in vertebrates

  • Physiological actions of vertebrate pheromones

  • Pheromones in mammals

  • Chapter summary