Data from: TAS2R20 variants confer dietary adaptation to high-quercitrin bamboo leaves in Qinling giant pandas

Xiangxu Hu, Guan Wang, Lei Shan, Shuyan Sun, Yibo Hu & Fuwen Wei
Sensitivity to bitter tastes provides animals with an important means of interacting with their environment and thus, influences their dietary preferences. Genetic variants encoding functionally distinct receptor types contribute to variation in bitter taste sensitivity. Our previous study showed that two nonsynonymous sites, A52V and Q296H, in the TAS2R20 gene are directionally selected in giant pandas from the Qinling Mountains, which are speculated to be the causative base-pair changes of Qinling pandas for the higher...
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