liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Olfactory sensitivity of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) for "green odors"
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Primates have traditionally been viewed as having a poorly developed sense of smell. However, in recent years, studies have shown that at least some primate species use olfaction in a number of behaviors, and that they have a high olfactory sensitivity for various chemical classes of odorants. Using a two-choice instrumental conditioning paradigm, the present study assessed olfactor ydetection thresholds of three spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) for eight aliphatic alcohols and aldehydes, known as "green odors". With all odorants, the animals detected concentrations below 1 parts per million, with single individuals performing even better. The type of functional group present systematically affected olfactory detection thresholds, whereas the presence, position and configuration of a double bond did not. Compared to previously tested classes of odorants, thespider monkeys were not particularly sensitive to "green odors". Furthermore, they are lesssensitive for "green odors" compared to humans and mice. The present results suggest that neuroanatomical and genetic comparisons across species are poor predictors of olfactory sensitivity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Ateles geoffroyi, "green odors", olfaction, olfactory detection thresholds, spider monkeys
National Category
Ecology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70204ISRN: LITH-IFM-A-EX--11/2435--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70204DiVA: diva2:436757
Subject / course
Ethology
Presentation
2011-05-27, Schrödinger, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 11:00 (English)
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-24 Last updated: 2011-08-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(685 kB)199 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 685 kBChecksum SHA-512
a3c373bd17668ad84435b672c8257b9ff278d4fb3b75720692d73599f3f2c2ef17f3a483cde69b04ad218d6712d2273bc2f592e3525c852ad54f9472f73f09fb
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Ecology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 199 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 99 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf