Vertebrate Taste Receptors
Nutrition is of utmost importance to all animals. Most utilize specialized chemoreceptors to aid them in food selection and consumption. Since the same group of chemicals is necessary for cell growth, maintenance, and function in these animals, there may be similarities in the properties of their chemoreceptors. Vincent Dethier devoted much of his scientific career to the study of insect contact chemoreceptors, particularly those of the blowfly. How similar are the functional properties of these receptors to those of the much studied rodents and man?.
KeywordsTaste Receptor Weber Fraction Just Noticeable Difference Taste Quality Taste Stimulus
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