Neural induction of taste buds.

  title={Neural induction of taste buds.},
  author={Mark Hosley and Stephen E. Hughes and Bruce Oakley},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={260 2},
Bilateral innervation allows more than 80% of the 610 vallate taste buds to survive removal of one IXth nerve in adult rats. Removal of both IXth nerves in neonatal or adult rats results in the absence of taste buds. In studying development, we found that removing or crushing one IXth nerve in three-day-old neonates profoundly decreased the number of… CONTINUE READING