Chemical sensitivity of hydrobios: attempt of comparison



The comparison of chemical sensitivity to natural substances of vertebrate and invertebrate hydrobios was carried out on the basis of our own and literature data. This comparison showed that spectrum of effective substances is more wide for Crustacea than for other animals, and amino acids with related substances are effective for all animals. The sensitivity of hydrobios to amino acids is approximately identical: the same amino acids under absolute thresholds were compared for Echinoderms, Crustacea and Fish, and relative difference tresholds were compared for Crustacea, Fish and Reptiles.

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Keywords: discrimination, absolute and differential sensitivity to natural substances, hydrobios

Journal rubric: Psychophysiology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Selivanova L.A. Chemical sensitivity of hydrobios: attempt of comparison. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2014. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 69–82. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Lyubov A. Selivanova, PhD in Psychology, Junior Research Associate, A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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