Research field: Role of chemosensory systems in adaptive behaviors of invertebrates
Keywords: chemoreception, sensory systems, gastropods, plant-animal interaction, behavior, adaptation, chemical-ecology
1. Peripheral and central representation and organization of chemosensory systems encoding environmental cues in developing and adult molluscan species (Dreissena polymorpha, Lymnaea stagnalis), with special attention to chemical signalization and intercellular connections.
2. Effect of attractive and repellent odorants as well as allelochemicals on the molecular receptor expression of sensory and efferent systems, as well as on the appearance of adaptive behavioral forms.
3. Intracellular signalization changes in the course of interaction between species (individual) and environment, with special attention to organ and cell level peptide-protein alterations evoked by different chemical stimuli.