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This volume is based on the National Academy of Sciences' colloquium entitled "Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction." The articles appearing in these pages were contributed by speakers at the colloquium. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this volume are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Chemical ecology : the chemistry of biotic interaction / Thomas Eisner and Jerrold Meinwald, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05281-5 (alk. paper)

1. Chemical ecology. I. Eisner, Thomas, 1929- II. Meinwald, Jerrold, 1927-

QH541. 15.C44C48 1995 95-18685

574.5—dc20 CIP

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