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.
University of Southampton, UK The University of Manchester, UK Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Preface 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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