Fish Chemoreception by T.j. HaraFish Chemoreception by T.j. Hara

Fish Chemoreception

byT.j. Hara

Paperback | November 9, 2012

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This book describes in general how the chemosensory systems of fish function at various levels. In many ways, fish are typical vertebrates differing only slightly from other vertebrates including humans. In other ways, their aquatic environment imposes strict requirements or offers unique opportunities which have resulted in some unusual functions having no counterpart in higher vertebrates. This new volume is necessitated by advances in many vital areas as the field of chemical senses continues to grow at a rapid pace. Most significant is the application of the contemporary electrophysiological technique of patch-clamping, recognition of a second messenger system in chemosensory transduction processes and the identification of hormonal pheromones in fish reproductive behaviour. The last major synthesis of our knowledge about fish chemoreception, Chemoreception in Fishes, was published ten years ago (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1982). In that volume four aspects of fish chemoreception, Le. morphology of the peripheral chemoreceptors. primary sensory processes, roles in behaviour, and its interactions with environment, were discussed. This book is intended to be helpful to students, scientists and aquacul­ turists not only as a source book but also as a textbook on chemical senses.
Title:Fish ChemoreceptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:373 pagesPublished:November 9, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401050309

ISBN - 13:9789401050302

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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