TB10 P&C Lecture 2; Olfaction and taste

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1. Each glomerus receives input expressing...?

  • 2+ chemoreceptor inputs
  • The same surface receptor
  • Surface receptors of a specific basic taste
  • A range of surface receptors
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2. What is blindsmell?

  • Blind peoples perception of unconcious smell
  • Unconciously detecting smells
  • Blind peoples perception of concious smell
  • Conciously detecting smells

3. Which of these is NOT a basic taste?

  • Strong (mono-chemical tastes)
  • Umami (amino acids, glutamate, aspartate etc)
  • Bitter (poisonous, no single molecule!)
  • Sweet (Glucose, fructose)
  • Salt (Sodium ions)
  • Sour (protons found in acids)

4. How many distinct chemoreceptors are/basic tastes?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 10
  • 3 but they do not correspond to the basic tastes

5. Olfactory cilia...?

  • Covered in mucus and is fragile
  • Part of the olfactory sensory neuron, each OSN has a single type of odor receptor.
  • Force air flow against epithelium
  • Oderant molecules 'stick to' this when air comes into contact with it


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