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RE: Odor detection

  • Subject: RE: Odor detection
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 22:49:37 -0500 (CDT)

I agree. But we can at least establish that the scent is there and the nose
is the problem (or the genes that control the nose). The odour studies have
been published in two papers, one in Phytochemistry and one in the
proceedings of a symposium.

Lord P.

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens Don Martinson
> Verzonden: donderdag 27 juni 2002 19:58
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: Odor detection
> >I am still surprised by the eagerness to blame this on
> anything else but
> >your noses. I told you before that the chemical analysis of
> the scent is
> >nearly 100% anise-oil. This is a pure scientific result. Now
> those who don't
> >smell it obviously have a deficiency not those who do smell it.
> As an undergraduate, I did some research into the heritability of the
> ability to detect the bitter taste of various substances.  For
> several types of these substances, there are demonstrably "tasters"
> and "non-tasters" and that the ability to taste them is genetically
> linked.
> While I know of no scientific studies in this area currently under
> discussion (i.e. the compounds in aroid floral odors), it would not
> be unreasonable that similar mechanisms might exist.
> --
> Don Martinson
> Milwaukee, Wisconsin
> Mailto:llmen@wi.rr.com

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