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Type: Thesis
Title: Characterisation and function of volatile ’defensive’ secretions of two species of Australian tree-frog.
Author: Smith, Benjamin Paul Chapman
Issue Date: 2002
School/Discipline: Dept. of Environmental Biology and Dept. of Soil and Water
Abstract: This thesis demonstrates that many frog species, when stressed or challenged, produce odours that are associated with the skin gland secretions, and that the source of these odours can vary. The role of many of these odorous compounds is still unknown. However, it would appear that some odorous compounds have a defensive function and are important components of the secretions.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Adelaide, Dept. of Environmental Biology and Dept. of Soil and Water, 2002
Keywords: litoria caerulea; litoria ewingi; Australian green tree-frog; Australian brown tree-frog; frogs defensive mechanisms
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