Mouse taste preference tests: why only two bottles?

@article{Tordoff2003MouseTP,
  title={Mouse taste preference tests: why only two bottles?},
  author={Michael G Tordoff and Alexander A Bachmanov},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          315-24
        }
}
Two-bottle tests have been used extensively to measure the preference for taste and nutrient solutions but there has been little work with tests involving more than two bottles. Here, we compare the results obtained in two-bottle tests with those obtained in three- and six-bottle tests. In Experiment 1, we measured the preferences for 2 mM saccharin, 50 mM citric acid, 0.3 mM quinine hydrochloride and 75 mM NaCl displayed by 129X1/SvJ (129) and C57BL/6J (B6) mice. Mice drank more taste solution… CONTINUE READING

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