09 Oct '17, 7pm

Phew! The secret of the world's smelliest fruit is written in its DNA

The smell of durian has been described by some as "turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock" — and scientists have now unlocked the biology behind its infamous aroma. durian key points Key points Durian is renowned for its pungent smell and strong taste It is a delicacy and important cash crop in Southeast Asia Genome study reveals extra copies of a key gene involved in sulphur production, which contributes to the smell Many people in South-East Asia, including Professor Bin Tean Teh, love the tropical delicacy, which is known as the "king of fruit". "It has a very rich, creamy taste. To us it's like a heavenly smell and it melts in your mouth," said Professor Teh, a cancer researcher at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. Professor Teh is the lead author of a study, published today in Nature Genetics , which has identified key genes that are responsible for the ...

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phys.org 09 Oct '17, 3pm

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia have sequenced and started analyzing a draft ge...

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nature.com 09 Oct '17, 5pm

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