Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study

Kohlwey S, Krause ET, Baier M, Müller C, Caspers B (2016)
In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Schulte BA, Goodwin TE, Ferkin MH (Eds); Springer Science + Business Media: 167-175.

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Schulte, Bruce A. ; Goodwin, Thomas E. ; Ferkin, Michael H.
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Several bird species, including zebra finches, have been shown to be able to recognize their own nest, based on olfactory cues. This suggests that differences in nest odor profiles exist. One might assume that these differences are due to differences in food or nesting material. However, laboratory studies led to the assumption that individual body odors of parents and offspring are causing the nest odor differences. In a pilot study, we collected volatile nest odors of zebra finch nests using closed-loop stripping and analyzed them by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Our analysis revealed the existence of family-specific nest odor profiles that vary in concentrations of different compounds, providing the basis for odor-based nest recognition.
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13th Triennial Meeting of the Chemical Signals in Vertebrates (CSiV) Group in Conjunction with the 30th Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE)
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Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
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Kohlwey S, Krause ET, Baier M, Müller C, Caspers B. Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study. In: Schulte BA, Goodwin TE, Ferkin MH, eds. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Springer Science + Business Media; 2016: 167-175.
Kohlwey, S., Krause, E. T., Baier, M., Müller, C., & Caspers, B. (2016). Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study. In B. A. Schulte, T. E. Goodwin, & M. H. Ferkin (Eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13 (pp. 167-175). Springer Science + Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22026-0_12
Kohlwey, S., Krause, E. T., Baier, M., Müller, C., and Caspers, B. (2016). “Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study” in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13, Schulte, B. A., Goodwin, T. E., and Ferkin, M. H. eds. (Springer Science + Business Media), 167-175.
Kohlwey, S., et al., 2016. Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study. In B. A. Schulte, T. E. Goodwin, & M. H. Ferkin, eds. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Springer Science + Business Media, pp. 167-175.
S. Kohlwey, et al., “Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study”, Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13, B.A. Schulte, T.E. Goodwin, and M.H. Ferkin, eds., Springer Science + Business Media, 2016, pp.167-175.
Kohlwey, S., Krause, E.T., Baier, M., Müller, C., Caspers, B.: Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study. In: Schulte, B.A., Goodwin, T.E., and Ferkin, M.H. (eds.) Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. p. 167-175. Springer Science + Business Media (2016).
Kohlwey, Sarah, Krause, E. Tobias, Baier, Markus, Müller, Caroline, and Caspers, Barbara. “Chemical analyses reveal family-specific nest odor profiles in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): A pilot study”. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Ed. Bruce A. Schulte, Thomas E. Goodwin, and Michael H. Ferkin. Springer Science + Business Media, 2016. 167-175.
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