Chapter 14. Olfaction

  1. C. U. M. Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch14

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, C. U. M. (2009) Olfaction, in Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch14

Author Information

  1. Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518625

Online ISBN: 9780470694374

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Keywords:

  • olfaction;
  • olfactory sensilla;
  • odorant binding proteins (OBPs);
  • hygrorecepors;
  • pheromone binding proteins (PBPs);
  • olfactory neurosensory cells;
  • olfactory receptor neurons (ORNss);
  • olfactory receptor proteins;
  • vertebrate vomeronasal organ (VNO)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Insect Olfactory Systems

  • Mammalian Olfactory Systems

  • The Vertebrate Vomeronasal Organ (VNO) and Pheromones

  • Concluding Remarks