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Chemical Ecology and Semiochemistry

Sajal Ray

Calcutta University


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Semiochemistry deals with a special group of chemical compounds synthesized by the plants and animals for the purpose of communication. Semiochemicals exhibit diversity both in chemistry and mode of functioning. In many of the cases, they are volatile organic compounds affecting the physiological status of the recipients at multiple levels. Semiochemicials play an important role in the behavioral, reproductive and ecological attributes of both plants and animals. Many of these signaling molecules are yet to be identified and characterized in detail. This book will be a compilation of articles written on different aspects of these chemical compounds and their functions. Special emphasis will be on isolation, characterization, mode of functioning and physiological influence of semiochemicals on plants and animals. Role of semiochemistry in maintaining the ecological balance will also be addressed. This book aims to be useful for the students, teachers and researchers working in the areas of semiochemistry and chemical ecology.   

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Sajal Ray

Calcutta University

Sajal Ray received his MSc and MPhil degrees from Calcutta University in Zoology and Environmental Science respectively and was awarded PhD from Jadavpur University. His thesis reported immunotoxicity of pesticide in an economically important snail of India. As an awardee of Fogarty Visiting Fellowship, Dr. Ray carried out his postdoctoral research in Cardiac pathology at National Institutes of Health, USA. His research interest is studying the immunological responses of molluscs, sponge, crab and earthworm exposed to pollutants. His team is engaged in understanding the evolutionary mechanism of immunity in phylogeny. He presented his research at various conferences including the World Congress of Malacology at Washington D.C. Sajal Ray, currently a Professor of Zoology at Calcutta University has been teaching Zoology for nearly thirty years at postgraduate level.

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