Drosophila sweet taste receptor *

  title={Drosophila sweet taste receptor *},
  author={Kunio Isono and Kohei Ueno and Masayuki Ohta and Hiromi Morita},
Like the Sac locus controlling sugar sensitivity in mice, the taste gene Tre of the fruitfly Drosophila was discovered in wild populations as a genetic dimorphism controlling gustatory sensitivity to a sugar trehalose. By activating a P-element transposon near the gene locus we obtained induced Tre mutations and analyzed the associated changes in gene… CONTINUE READING