Developing a sense of taste.

  title={Developing a sense of taste.},
  author={Marika Kapsimali and Linda A Barlow},
  journal={Seminars in cell & developmental biology},
  volume={24 3},
Taste buds are found in a distributed array on the tongue surface, and are innervated by cranial nerves that convey taste information to the brain. For nearly a century, taste buds were thought to be induced by nerves late in embryonic development. However, this view has shifted dramatically. A host of studies now indicate that taste bud development is initiated and proceeds via processes that are nerve-independent, occur long before birth, and governed by cellular and molecular mechanisms… CONTINUE READING


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