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Genetic Traits Taste Testing Strips

Demonstrate how the ability to taste a certain compound is based on heredity.

Manufacturer: fisher scientific  FSC1034

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Catalog No. S85286A


Description & Specifications


Product Type Control Paper Taste Strip
For Use With (Application) Used to demonstrates the effects of heredity on taste
Material Paper

Is it sweet, salty, bitter or tasteless?

  • Depending on their own genetics, students will experience different tastes from the test strips
  • PTC — seven out of 10 students will detect a definite taste; remainder will not
  • Sodium benzoate — genetics determine if the paper tastes sweet, salty, bitter or tasteless If a student can taste PTC, he may not be able to taste thiourea
  • Control strips have no PTC, sodium benzoate or thiourea