Climate Change: Penguins lost three basic tastes
Mar06

Climate Change: Penguins lost three basic tastes

Penguins lost three of the five basic tastes Рsweet, bitter and the savoury meaty taste known as umami Рmore than 20 million years ago, and have never regained them.  This revealing came from a University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics. Penguins are basically fish eaters; the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing. Although the findings are surprising and puzzling and cannot have a good explanation,...

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