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Pseudogenization of a Sweet-Receptor Gene Accounts for Cats' Indifference toward Sugar

  • Xia Li,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Weihua Li,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Hong Wang,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Jie Cao,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Kenji Maehashi,

    ¤ Current address: Department of Fermentation Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Liquan Huang,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Alexander A Bachmanov,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Danielle R Reed,

    Affiliation Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Véronique Legrand-Defretin,

    Affiliation The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

  • Gary K Beauchamp,

    Affiliations Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America , Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Anatomy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Joseph G Brand

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: brand@monell.org

    Affiliations Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America , Department of Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America , Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Pseudogenization of a Sweet-Receptor Gene Accounts for Cats' Indifference toward Sugar

  • Xia Li, 
  • Weihua Li, 
  • Hong Wang, 
  • Jie Cao, 
  • Kenji Maehashi, 
  • Liquan Huang, 
  • Alexander A Bachmanov, 
  • Danielle R Reed, 
  • Véronique Legrand-Defretin, 
  • Gary K Beauchamp
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