Genetics and Evolution of Taste

John Boughter, A. A. Bachmanov

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Abstract

It has long been appreciated that individual differences in taste perception and responsiveness exist, and that these may have a genetic basis. Some of these differences have been shown to be under simple monogenic control, whereas many others are complex traits, under polygenic control. A few of genes involved in taste have been identified, notably taste receptors from the T1R and T2R families, while others have yet to be identified. Variation in taste receptor genes influences individual differences in food consumption and drug use. Comparative analysis of the T1R and T2R genes suggests that their evolution was a dynamic process of adaptation of different species to their chemical environments and feeding ecology, with large expansions and contractions of gene families in different animal lineages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOlfaction
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages371-390
Number of pages20
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9780123708809
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Molecular Evolution
Individuality
Genes
Taste Perception
Multifactorial Inheritance
Ecology
Food
Pharmaceutical Preparations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Boughter, J., & Bachmanov, A. A. (2008). Genetics and Evolution of Taste. In Olfaction (Vol. 4, pp. 371-390). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012370880-9.00092-X

Genetics and Evolution of Taste. / Boughter, John; Bachmanov, A. A.

Olfaction. Vol. 4 Elsevier Inc., 2008. p. 371-390.

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Boughter, J & Bachmanov, AA 2008, Genetics and Evolution of Taste. in Olfaction. vol. 4, Elsevier Inc., pp. 371-390. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012370880-9.00092-X
Boughter J, Bachmanov AA. Genetics and Evolution of Taste. In Olfaction. Vol. 4. Elsevier Inc. 2008. p. 371-390 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012370880-9.00092-X
Boughter, John ; Bachmanov, A. A. / Genetics and Evolution of Taste. Olfaction. Vol. 4 Elsevier Inc., 2008. pp. 371-390
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