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Bitter taste receptors are even older than scientists thought

Low angle view of hammerhead shark swimming in the ocean.

Along with fearsome teeth, the mouths of hammerhead sharks have receptors that equip the animals to sense bitter tastes. Credit: Getty

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Nature 628, 477 (2024)



  1. Itoigawa, A., Toda, Y., Kuraku, S. & Ishimaru, Y. Curr. Biol. 34, R271–R272 (2024).

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