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Sensory Evolution on the ThresholdAdaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates$
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J. G. M. Thewissen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252783

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001

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The Physics and Biology of Olfaction and Taste

The Physics and Biology of Olfaction and Taste

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Sensory Evolution on the Threshold

Simo Hemilä

Tom Reuter

University of California Press

This chapter discusses vertebrate chemoreception and focuses on three important chemosensory systems: olfaction, vomeronasal sense, and gustation. It reviews the basics of diffusion and the factors relevant for the spread of biological signal molecules. It also discusses odorants and detection of chemical stimuli.

Keywords:   chemoreception, olfaction, vomeronasal sense, gustation, diffusion, odorants, chemical stimuli

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