Molecular Approaches in Chemical Communication of Mammals

  title={Molecular Approaches in Chemical Communication of Mammals},
  author={Edward P. Zinkevich and Varvara S. Vasilieva},
Chemical communication in animals uses olfactory signals, often called pheromones, that are mainly volatile components of various excretions encoding biologically relevant information (Sokolov and Zinkevich, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1986; Sokolov et al., 1984). In general, the signals are diffused in the air and detected by specialized cells, namely, the receptors of the main olfactory system and of the accessory chemoreception system. Chemical communication is generally examined with respect to the… CONTINUE READING