The olfaction in Proteus anguinus: a behavioural and cytological study

@article{Dumas1998TheOI,
  title={The olfaction in Proteus anguinus: a behavioural and cytological study},
  author={P. Dumas and B. Chris},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={1998},
  volume={43},
  pages={107-113}
}
  • P. Dumas, B. Chris
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Behavioural Processes
  • Life and development in complete darkness for a strictly cavernicolous Urodele species such as Proteus raises the problem of orientation and environmental perception. An experimental study of olfaction in Proteus anguinus was undertaken on two complementary aspects: (a) a anatomical and ultrastructural aspect (photon and electron microscopy); and (b) a behavioural aspect, by testing Proteus' sensitivity to decreasing amounts of dead prey (chironomid larvae) in a choice chamber. The results show… CONTINUE READING
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