Depression of Taste Sensitivity to Specific Sugars by Their Presence during Development

Science  03 Feb 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3449, pp. 327-328
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3449.327-a


A chemoreceptor neuron of the adult blowfly contains several different sites for activation by sugars. It appears that the number or affinity of the sites for fructose and perhaps those for glucose may be depressed by rearing the larvae in the presence of the sugar in question.