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Related to allomone: Kairomone


A pheromone that induces a behavioral or physiologic change in a member of another species that benefits the producer. Compare: kairomone, pheromone.
[G. allos, other, + -mone]
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This observation implies that the solo guppies are responding to a chemical signal given off by a "scared" guppy or to chemical signals, called allomones, given off by an anticipatory predator.
Phytochemical ecology: allelochemicals, mycotoxins, and insect pheromones and allomones.