Truckee Meadows Community College Genetic Influences on Taste Discussion

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Discuss influences on the threshold concentration of the Primary Tastes.

(Worth 10 points) this should be at least 2-5paragraphs

What influence if any does gender, age or smoking have on the level of sensitivity. You may discuss one or all four of the primary tastes in your answer.

b. Discuss the effect of temperature on perceived taste. Identify foods that may be susceptible to flavor changes with temperature changes.

(Worth 10 points). This should be at least 2-3 paragraphs

c. Genetic influences on Taste – discuss how genetics determines the ability to taste certain chemicals such as PTC and Sodium Benzoate

(Worth 10 points). Discuss differences related to gender and ethnic background to this taste. This should be at least 2-4 paragraphs.

d. Adaptation of Gustatory Taste Receptors – discuss what can affect

Taste receptors. Repeated exposure to a food item such as salt or sweetness? How would this adaptation affect chefs, taste testers or other food industry workers’ ability to perform?

(Worth 10 points) 2- 4 paragraphs

e. Summary or conclusions regarding sensory evaluation. at least 2-3 paragraphs (5 points)

f. Reference page

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