Labeling and analysis of chicken taste buds using molecular markers in oral epithelial sheets

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Prasangi Rajapaksha; Zhonghou Wang; Nandakumar Venkatesan; Kayvan F. Tehrani; Jason Payne; Raymond L. Swetenburg; Fuminori Kawabata; Shoji Tabata; Luke J. Mortensen; Steven L. Stice; Robert Beckstead; Hong-Xiang Liu;
(2016)

In chickens, the sensory organs for taste are the taste buds in the oral cavity, of which there are ~240–360 in total number as estimated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). There is not an easy way to visualize all taste buds in chickens. Here, we report a highly ef... View more
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