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Researchers find vampire bats have limited capacity to taste bitter substances




(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers in China has found vampire bats have difficulty tasting bitter flavors. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Wei Hong and Huabin Zhao of Wuhan University, describe how they conducted a genomic analysis on the bats and followed up what they’d found with an analysis of known bitter taste receptor genes also in the bats to learn more about their taste abilities.




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