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Pseudogenization of a Sweet-Receptor Gene Accounts for Cats' Indifference toward Sugar

  • Xia Li,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Weihua Li,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Hong Wang,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jie Cao,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Kenji Maehashi,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Department of Fermentation Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Liquan Huang,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Alexander A Bachmanov,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Danielle R Reed,

    Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Véronique Legrand-Defretin,

    Affiliation: The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

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  • Gary K Beauchamp,

    Affiliations: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Anatomy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Joseph G Brand mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: brand@monell.org

    Affiliations: Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: July 25, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0010003

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