Taste and pheromone perception in mammals and flies.
Matsunami H, Amrein H
Genome Biology (2003)
Category: olfaction, taste ¤ Added: Dec 12, 2006 ¤ Rating: ◊◊
The olfactory systems of insects and mammals have analogous anatomical features and use similar molecular logic for olfactory coding. The molecular underpinnings of the chemosensory systems that detect taste and pheromone cues have only recently been characterized. Comparison of these systems in Drosophila and mouse uncovers clear differences and a few surprising similarities.