10 Oct '17, 10am

Why does durian smell? A new genetics theory explains why

Why does durian smell? A new genetics theory explains why

Durian is known for its onion-like odor—that’s a charitable description—which repels many, while others love it . It’s so strong that Singapore, despite consuming vast quantities of the enormous spiky fruit, bans it on public transport. But what gives durian its distinctive, um, bouquet? Researchers mapping the durian’s genome have an answer. I so live in Singapore. Bus stops, door opens and smell of durian wafts in. Banned on board but can't ban the smell! pic.twitter.com/gN42DwnOvp — AJRuys (@anathearuys) August 24, 2016 In a peer-reviewed study, published yesterday (Oct. 9) in Nature, researchers from Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong compiled the most complete genome map of durian so far, and identified a group of genes responsible for the fruit’s odor of sulfur and onions. As durian ripens, volatile sulfur compounds contribute to its smell. In July last year, scienti...

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