11 Oct '17, 4am

Scientists discover the secret of durian's pungent smell

(CNN) — Banned on the city's subway and in many hotels because of its stinky odor, Singaporean scientists may have found a potential lifeline for public durian eaters. A team of cancer researchers in the city state have mapped the genome of the durian — also known as the "king of fruits" — and isolated the causes of its room-clearing stench. "Being a geneticist, I was naturally curious about the Durian genome — what gene causes its pungent smell? How did its spiny husk arise?" Teh Bin Tean, deputy director of the National Cancer Center Singapore, said in a statement. Teh and his team mapped the approximately 46,000 genes -- almost double the amount in humans -- of the Musang King durian variety and traced its evolution back 65 million years to the cacao family of plants, which also gave us chocolate. By comparing gene activity in different parts of the plant, they also ide...

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