Insect Taste

Vol 63

Edited by Philip Newland, Matthew Cobb, Frederic Marion-Poll

© 2008 – Taylor & Francis

284 pages | 108 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415436397
pub: 2008-10-03
US Dollars$271.00

About the Book

Insect Taste offers an accessible overview to some of the many advances in insect taste research. The book covers how insects solve the basic problem of taste gustatory processing, from detection and transduction, through coding to the generation of behavior and the evolutionary biology underpinning gustaory learning.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Gustation in Drosophila Melanogaster

Chapter 2: Drosophila Gr5a: Expression Pattern, Ligand Profile and Transduction Pathway

Chapter 3: Neurophysiology of Gustatory Receptor Neurons in Drosophila

Chapter 4: Chemosensory Regulation of Feeding in the Blowfly: Several Studies after the Hungry Fly

Chapter 5: Tasting in Plant-Feeding Insects: From Single Compounds to Complex Natural Stimuli

Chapter 6: Tasting Toxicants as Bitter: Phytoecdysteroids

Chapter 7: Peripheral Modulation of Taste Responses

Chapter 8: The "Sweet Tooth" of the Honeybee: The Perception of Nectar and its Influence on Honeybee Behaviour

Chapter 9: Effects of Experience on the Physiology of Taste Discrimination in Insects

Chapter 10: Evolutionary Biology of Learning in Insect: The Search for Food

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology