Integrative Biology 445
Chemical Ecology
Fall 2010

 
 
 
August
23 Introduction - Concepts in chemical communication MB
25 Semiochemicals - Biological and physical traits MB
27 Chemoreception and chemoreceptors MB
30 Coevolution: Interactions between species MB
September
1 Prokaryotic chemoreception and chemotaxis DS
3 Allomones: Microbes - toxins and mycotoxins DS
6 Labor Day
8 Allomones: Microbes - antibiotics DS
10 Allomones: phytotoxins DS
13 Allomones: phytoanticipins DS
15 Allomones: phytoalexins DS
17 Allomones: mycorrhizae DS
20 Allomones: parasitic plants DS
22 Allomones: allelopathy DS
24 Allomones: plant/vertebrate interactions  DS
27 Allomones: plant/human interactions  DS
29 Allomones: plant/insect interactions  DS
October
1 Hour exam
4 Allomones: Non-insect invertebrate allomones MB
6 Allomones: Insect allomones MB
8 Allomones: Phanerotoxic species MB
11 Allomones: Cryptotoxic species MB
13 Allomones: Aggressive allomones MB
15 Pheromones: bacteria and archaea  MB
18 Pheromones: fungi and plants  MB
20 Pheromones of non-insect invertebrates MB
22 Pheromones of insects (sex) MB
25 Pheromones of insects (aphrodisiac) MB
27 Pheromones of insects (epideictic)  MB
29 Pheromones of insects (sociochemicals) MB
November
1 Pheromones of vertebrates MB
3 Pheromones of humans MB
5 Hour exam 
8 Kairomones: Insect/plant DS
10 Kairomones: Vertebrate/plant DS
12 Kairomones: Predator/prey MB
15 Kairomones: Parasite/host MB
17 Synomones: Pollination MB
19 Synomones: Frugivore/fruit MB
29 Synomones: Endosymbiosis MB
December
1 Synomones: Ectosymbiosis DS
3 Synomones: Humans DS
6 Apneumones MB
8 Community aspects/bioprospecting DS
14 Final examination: Tuesday, 14 December, ?? ??M, 176 Burrill Hall
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