Behavioral analysis of pheromones in fish

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Pheromones are chemicals that pass between members of the same species which have inherent meaning. Because most fish pheromones are mixtures, and their actions can be complex, behavioral assays are required to identify them. This chapter describes a few strategies and two specific methods (one for measuring attraction and another for sexual arousal) that can serve this purpose in fishes that live in nonflowing water such as the carps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPheromone Signaling
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsKazushige Touhara
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Sep 20 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Arousal
  • Attraction
  • Bioassay
  • Carp
  • Fish pheromone
  • Priming
  • Releasing


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