Friday, 28 March 2014

Bamboo-loving giant pandas also have a sweet tooth

Date:
March 26, 2014

Source:
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Summary:
Despite the popular conception of giant pandas as continually chomping on bamboo, new research reveals that this highly endangered species also has a sweet tooth. Behavioral and molecular genetic studies demonstrate that the panda possesses functional sweet taste receptors and shows a strong preference for natural sweeteners.


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