5PK Phenylthiourea (PTC) Test Strips - Genetic Taste Testing (Vial of 100) - 30µg Per Strip
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Pack of 5 vials of PTC Test Strips. These small, disposable test papers are commonly used to detect the presence of phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) tasting ability. PTC is a chemical compound that some people are able to taste, while others cannot. PTC paper strips are used in various scientific and medical settings to determine whether an individual has the genetic ability to taste PTC. When placed on the tongue, the PTC coated strip dissolves and releases the PTC compound, which interacts with the taste receptors in the mouth. If an individual is able to taste the PTC, they will experience a bitter or unpleasant taste, while those who cannot taste PTC will not notice any particular taste.
The PTC paper strips are easy to use and are commonly used in educational settings to demonstrate the principles of genetics and inheritance. They are also used in research studies to explore the genetic basis of taste and other traits.
Five clear storage vials each contain 100 PTC paper strips, each measuring 6mm x 48mm.
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