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Extensive taste loss found in mammals: Feeding preferences shaped by taste receptors

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:30 am

Extensive taste loss found in mammals: Feeding preferences shaped by taste receptors
13 March 2012, 3:26 am

Scientists report frequent loss of sweet taste in mammalian species that are exclusive meat eaters. Further, two sea-dwelling mammals that swallow their food whole have extensive taste loss. Many sweet-blind species eat only meat, demonstrating that a liking for sweets is frequently lost during the evolution of diet specialization.

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