Ontogeny of Olfaction: Principles of Olfactory Maturation in Vertebrates by Winrich BreipohlOntogeny of Olfaction: Principles of Olfactory Maturation in Vertebrates by Winrich Breipohl

Ontogeny of Olfaction: Principles of Olfactory Maturation in Vertebrates

byWinrich Breipohl

Paperback | November 17, 2011

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The impacts of specifically experienced external and internal environments upon phylogenetically established pathways of ontogenetic development seem to be responsible for the intra-species variation of organisms. Therefore normal function, as well as disorders of sensory systems, can often be better understood by considering the principles of ontogenetic maturation and the time schedule of environmental influences during that period. Sensory organs and systems have long been considered to be hereditally determin­ ed for their analysis of the environment. However, it is becoming more and more clear that their specificity depends also upon the sequence and nature of environ­ mental impacts, impacts during highly sensitive periods of postnatal life being most effective. The present book, using an interdisciplinary approach, has brought together various descriptions of developmental processes for one of the phylogenetically oldest sensory analytical circuits, the olfactory system. Although investigations of a wide range of vertebrates are included, from marsupials to man, the main attention was given to rodents, the most frequently used experimental animal in this fields of research. Authors have been asked for reviews and original considerations on the rationales of developmental principles in the olfactory system, and wherever appropriate to highlight its uniqueness or similarities with other parts of the nervous system. Authors were also asked to consider future needs of research in their fields, to describe their own approaches in this context, and to outline general horizons of neurodevelopmental research.
Title:Ontogeny of Olfaction: Principles of Olfactory Maturation in VertebratesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.01 inPublished:November 17, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

A. Introduction.- 1. Ontogeny of Human Olfactory Function.- B. Principles of Neuronal Cell Proliferation.- 2. Neurogenesis in the Vertebrate Main Olfactory Epithelium.- 3. Effects of Sex Steroids on the Development of the Vomeronasal System in the Rat.- C. Morphological Maturation of the Olfactory Periphery.- 4. Development of Olfactory Epithelium in the Rat.- 5. Morphological Maturation of the Olfactory Epithelia of Australian Marsupials.- 6. Ontogeny of the Secretory Elements in the Vertebrate Olfactory Mucosa.- 7. Developmental Studies on Enzyme Histochemistry of the Three Olfactory Epithelia in the Golden Hamster.- 8. Immunocytochemical Studies on the Maturation of the Rodent Olfactory Mucosa.- D. Postnatal Maturation of the Olfactory Bulb.- 9. Ontogeny of Carnosine, Olfactory Marker Protein and Neurotransmitter Enzymes in Olfactory Bulb and Mucosa of the Rat.- 10. Electrophysiological Investigations on the Development of the Olfactory System in Laboratory Mice.- 11. The Effect of Long Duration Postnatal Odour Exposure on the Development of the Rat Olfactory Bulb.- 12. Transient Postnatal Impacts on the Olfactory Epithelium Proprium Affect the Granule Cell Development in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb.- 13. Central and Peripheral Influences on Postnatal Growth and Development of the Olfactory Bulb in the Rat.- E. Maturation of Tertiary Olfactory Centers.- 14. Development of Axonal Connections in the Central Olfactory System.- 15. Impacts of Postnatal Olfactory Deprivation on the Amygdaloid Complex in Mouse.- 16. Structure and Development of the LHRH-Immunoreactive Nucleus Olfacto-Retinalis in the Cichlid Fish Brain.- F. Postnatal Development of Olfactory-Guided Behavior.- 17. Postnatal Development of Olfactory-Guided Behavior in Rodents.- 18. Neurobehavioral Analysis of Odor Preference Development in Rodents.- 19. Olfactory Guidance of Nipple-Search Behaviour in Newborn Rabbits.- 20. Salivary Pheromones in the Pig and Human in Relation to Sexual Status and Age.