Variation in intake of sweet and bitter solutions by inbred strains of golden hamsters.

@article{Frank2004VariationII,
  title={Variation in intake of sweet and bitter solutions by inbred strains of golden hamsters.},
  author={Marion E. Frank and Yumiko Wada and J. Jun Jun Makino and Makoto Mizutani and Hidehiko Umezawa and Yasutomi Katsuie and Thomas P. Hettinger and David A. Blizard},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={465-76}
}
Variation in intake of sweet and bitter solutions by inbred strains of laboratory mice has helped identify genes related to taste behaviors; but similar information is not available for golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus ), a species used much in taste research. Thus, 6-hour, 1-bottle intake by water-replete hamsters of 7 inbred strains was measured for water and 2 concentrations of sucrose, maltose, D-phenylalanine (D-Phe), and sodium saccharin, which are sweet; and quinine.HCl, L… CONTINUE READING