10 Oct '17, 1am

Why does the durian stink? Scientists unravel smelly fruit's DNA

Once described by a detractor as smelling of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, southeast Asia’s durian fruit leaves no one unmoved – you either adore or abhor it. Popular in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, the spiny, stinky delicacy is banned from public transport and many hotels because of its strong smell. Durian: love it or hate it, is this the world's most divisive fruit? Read more Yet for a food so controversial, very little was known about the durian’s genetic makeup until now. On Monday, scientists from Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia published the DNA blueprint of the common durian, Durio zibethinus , laying bare the genes responsible for its unique traits. Such data “is vital to better understanding of durian biodiversity”, the team wrote in the journal Nature Genetics . While some may wish they had never caught a whiff of durian, others are ...

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Image copyright Dr Kevin Lim Image caption The team was driven by a 'strong scientific curiosity' and of course, their lov...

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nature.com 09 Oct '17, 5pm

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nature.com 09 Oct '17, 3pm

Sanjit Das/Bloomberg via Getty Images The durian is prized - and hated - for its pungent, sulfury smell. Some people adore...

Science explains why durian smells so terrible:

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foodandwine.com 10 Oct '17, 3pm

Most people who have tried durian —a spikey fruit native to Southeast Asia , with a hard outer shell, and soft yellow meat...

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