Behavioral genetics and taste

John Boughter, Alexander A. Bachmanov

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Abstract

This review focuses on behavioral genetic studies of sweet, umami, bitter and salt taste responses in mammals. Studies involving mouse inbred strain comparisons and genetic analyses, and their impact on elucidation of taste receptors and transduction mechanisms are discussed. Finally, the effect of genetic variation in taste responsiveness on complex traits such as drug intake is considered. Recent advances in development of genomic resources make behavioral genetics a powerful approach for understanding mechanisms of taste.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS3
JournalBMC Neuroscience
Volume8
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2007

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Behavioral Genetics
Inbred Strains Mice
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Salts
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Behavioral genetics and taste. / Boughter, John; Bachmanov, Alexander A.

In: BMC Neuroscience, Vol. 8, No. SUPPL. 3, S3, 18.09.2007.

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Boughter, John ; Bachmanov, Alexander A. / Behavioral genetics and taste. In: BMC Neuroscience. 2007 ; Vol. 8, No. SUPPL. 3.
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