Origin, evolution and adaptive role of pheromones in Anura

Project Details


The knowledge of the excretion products of sexually dimorphic glands and their function in Anura is still in its infancy. This project aims to find an answer to the following questions:
- What pheromones are secreted by sexually dimorphic glands?
- What is the function of these pheromones?
- Is the excretory product specific for the type of gland, or rather related to the phylogenetic position of the species?
- What is the adaptive role of chemical communication in Anura?
Effective start/end date1/10/0130/09/10


  • Biology

Flemish discipline codes

  • Biological sciences