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Specialization and phyletic trends of sweetness reception in animals


Glaser, Dieter (2002). Specialization and phyletic trends of sweetness reception in animals. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 74(7):1153-1158.

Abstract

During the last decades, the comparison in various animal species of their gustatory responses to compounds eliciting a sweet taste in humans has extended our knowledge of the great biodiversity of the taste responses and evidenced some specialization and/or phyletic trends within species. Our interest was focused on responses to natural sugars, polyols, and naturally occurring sweeteners, but also on various artificial sweetening compounds, including the very powerful guanidine sweeteners. New results obtained with kangarooswhich originated about 130 MYAhave shown that their sweetness receptor is not designed to taste any of the artificial sweeteners tested. Therefore, the ability to taste complicated artificial sweeteners must have evolved later in higher developed mammals, about 100 million years ago.

Abstract

During the last decades, the comparison in various animal species of their gustatory responses to compounds eliciting a sweet taste in humans has extended our knowledge of the great biodiversity of the taste responses and evidenced some specialization and/or phyletic trends within species. Our interest was focused on responses to natural sugars, polyols, and naturally occurring sweeteners, but also on various artificial sweetening compounds, including the very powerful guanidine sweeteners. New results obtained with kangarooswhich originated about 130 MYAhave shown that their sweetness receptor is not designed to taste any of the artificial sweeteners tested. Therefore, the ability to taste complicated artificial sweeteners must have evolved later in higher developed mammals, about 100 million years ago.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > General Chemistry
Physical Sciences > General Chemical Engineering
Language:English
Date:1 January 2002
Deposited On:04 Oct 2018 14:00
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:09
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0033-4545
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200274071153
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencegruyter101351pac200274071153 (Library Catalogue)

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