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Vosshall Reading List: “Pheromones and behavior”

Reading for all students:
Chapter 1 "Animals in a chemical world" of Tristam D. Wyatt's book entitled "Pheromones and Animal Behaviour: Communication by Smell and Taste." Cambridge University Press.
Book on reserve in library or available from Amazon

Download Leslie Vosshall's 4/3/2006 PPT presentation.

Reading for student presentations on 4/10/2006:

TOPIC: MHC peptide recognition and the Bruce Effect

Joanna Spencer

MHC peptides and the sensory evaluation of genotype. Trends Neurosci. 29:100-107 (2006). PDF

Adria Le Boeuf

MHC Class I Peptides as Chemosensory Signals in the Vomeronasal Organ. Science 306:1033-1037 (2004). PDF

Other reading (not specifically assigned for this course):

Female receptivity in butterflies and moths. J. Exp Biol. 208:3433-3440 (2005). PDF

Encoding social signals in the mouse main olfactory bulb. Nature 434:470-477 (2005). PDF

Identification of the Sex Pheromone of the German Cockroach, Blattella germanica. Nature 307:1104-1106 (2005) [With News and Views: Irresistible Lure for Cockroaches Determined]. PDF

Odour-plume dynamics influence the brain's olfactory code. Nature 410:466-470 (2001). PDF

Pollination by sexual mimicry in Mormolyca ringens: a floral chemistry that remarkably matches the pheromones of virgin queens of Scaptotrigona sp. J. Chem. Ecol 32:59-70 (2006). PDF

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