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Remembering nutrient quality of sugar in Drosophila.

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Taste is an early stage in food and drink selection for most animals [1, 2]. Detecting sweetness indicates the presence of sugar and possible caloric content. However, sweet taste can be an unreliable predictor of nutrient value because some sugars cannot be metabolized. In addition, discrete sugars are detected by the same sensory neurons in the mammalian [3] and insect [4, 5] gustatory systems, making it difficult for animals to readily distinguish the identity of different sugars using tas...

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10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
21
Issue:
9
Pages:
746-750
Publication date:
2011-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Source identifiers:
252429
Language:
English
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uuid:39e31db7-b368-4e4a-a2b9-0e773a5d0635
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pubs:252429
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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