Chemosensory Ecology & Behavior in Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora Fish
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animal behavior, chemical ecology, chemoreception, olfaction
- Organism use their various senses to gather, process, and store information from their fluctuating environment, using that information to make key daily and life decisions.
Fish use chemical odors unique to an individual’s identity in the context of socialization structure, mate choice, and other behaviors.
Even fish with a well adapted sense of vision use chemicals, like sex steroids, when searching for mature, conspecific (same species) mates .
However, we still lack much insight into the comparative chemosensory behavior between females and males of the same species.
To address this gap, we examine the behavioral response in males and females of the same species when exposed to two different chemical odors.
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Topham, Kaelamae; Duffy, Alexandra G.; Chou, Audrey L.; and Johnson, Jerald B., "Chemosensory Ecology & Behavior in Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora Fish" (2021). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2021. 29.
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