Sensory biology: The bitter aftertaste

Hojoon Lee*, Michael H. Alpert, Marco Gallio*

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


Bitter taste signals a potentially toxic food that should be avoided. A new study shows that taste neurons in Drosophila produce distinct responses after a bitter sip. A bitter aftertaste may help the fly make wise food choices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1570-R1573
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 20 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Neuroscience
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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