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Term:taste sensitivity trait
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Accession:VT:0001986 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the ability to perceive a particular flavor or suggestion of something imparting a flavor by the chemoreceptors of the gustatory system.
Synonyms:xref: ATOL:0000781;   GO:0050909 "sensory perception of taste"

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Sach6 Saccharin preference QTL 6 IDA RGD PMID:11958542 RGD:631221 NCBI chr 2:112,456,140...212,696,837 JBrowse link
Q Sach7 Saccharin preference QTL 7 IDA RGD PMID:11958542 RGD:631221 NCBI chr 4:57,114,432...81,266,970 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      nervous/sensory system trait 172
        sensory trait 8
          gustatory system trait 4
            gustatory system physiology trait 4
              taste sensitivity trait 4
                bitter taste sensitivity trait 0
                salty taste sensitivity trait 0
                sour taste sensitivity trait 0
                sweet taste sensitivity trait 0
                umami taste sensitivity trait 0
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