Human taste: response and taste bud number in fungiform papillae

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Science  15 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4458, pp. 807-808
DOI: 10.1126/science.7403846


The number of basic taste qualities registered by single human fungiform papillae is correlated with the number of taste buds borne on these papillae. Multiple sensitivity was demonstrated both in single fungiform papillae and in single taste buds, with response to all four of the basic taste qualities occuring in a single taste bud.

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