Disruption of Chemical Communication
by Natural and Synthetic EDCs
A recurring theme in the book, across chapters involving both vertebrates and invertebrates, is predator-prey interactions, and the role of chemical communication
in mediating these interactions.
It is huge (more than 600 pages); it is comprehensive, surveying what we know of animal social behavior, from the jellyfish up to humans, from an evolutionary perspective; it is beautifully produced, with wonderful drawings, fluent prose, and clear diagrams; it is highly informative (Wilson did much of the work, especially on biogeography and animal chemical communication
, himself); and it is highly controversial (Wilson argues that we humans are as much part of the animal evolutionary world as the most lowly ant or beetle).
In January, two teams of scientists reported in separate studies that people with an unquenchable thirst for new sensations, who are impulsive, hot-blooded, fickle, excitable and extravagant, tend to have a distinctive variant of a gene that allows the brain to respond to dopamine, an essential chemical communication
To do so, the employer must prepare a written hazardous chemical communication
In chemical communication
in the aquatic environment, both the concentration and total amount of the signal molecules released from senders may be important for receivers to detect by their chemosensory organs, which have some threshold to odorant molecules (Derby and Atema, 1982).
The topics include hormonally derived pheromones in teleost fish, conspecific odors as sexual ornaments with dual functions in fish, chemical cues that indicate risk of predation, a hypothesized evolutionary trajectory for chemical communication
in fish, measuring and identifying fish pheromones, and application of pheromones in invasive fish control and fishery conservation.
Research on avian chemical communication
has mainly focused on uropygial gland secretions and feather lipids.
Scott Cummins, a USC researcher and expert on aquatic animal chemical communication
, said that these findings could be a breakthrough in pest management.
Little is known about insects and other creatures that exploit ant chemical communication
In this accessible contribution to understanding the nature of chemical communication
, she disputes scientific studies that purport to show evidence for pheronomes driving such complex phenomena as sexual attraction, aggression, mood, menstrual synchrony, and the maternal bond.
Microglial cells help regulate the brain's chemical communication
system, as well as neuron growth and the formation of connections between neurons.
With core capabilities for structure visualization, search and management, property prediction, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design, ChemAxon focuses upon active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions and programming interfaces to power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Just like those body-spray commercials wherein young men attract hordes of beautiful women by dousing themselves with fragrance, male songbirds draw attention to themselves through their own special chemical communication
, a new study has shown.
Today, investigations linking chemistry, physiology, and behavior flourish, with a common goal of understanding the molecular basis and evolutionary ecology of chemical communication