Taste and pheromone perception in mammals and flies. Academic Article uri icon


  • The olfactory systems of insects and mammals have analogous anatomical features and use similar molecular logic for olfactory coding. The molecular underpinnings of the chemosensory systems that detect taste and pheromone cues have only recently been characterized. Comparison of these systems in Drosophila and mouse uncovers clear differences and a few surprising similarities.

published proceedings

  • Genome Biol

altmetric score

  • 5.384

author list (cited authors)

  • Matsunami, H., & Amrein, H.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Matsunami, Hiroaki||Amrein, Hubert

publication date

  • August 2003