PTC Test -- Can you taste it?

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PTC Test -- Can you taste it?

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Postby Duke » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:35 pm

Okay, so in me Science class today, we were talking about genetics, and my teacher had us chew on this strip of paper - one of those PTC Test slips, to see how many of us could taste the bitterness.

I could D:

Can you?

Tasted like phlegm, I nearly barfed xD.

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Postby Oedipusfoot » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:48 am

What? You ate the PTC slip?

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Postby Duke » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:50 am

oh god, I hope I named it the right thing D:

yeah, it has the right name.

and no, I didn't eat it, you put it in your mouth.

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Postby Zeak » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:14 am

I have a Better Idea. A lemon for sour a crab apple for bitter. Why don't you just eat them?
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Postby master0rolando » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:17 am

wow...is that safe to do? i work at a pool so i could try this...(wait...NO, im not going to try this...)

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Postby Duke » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:21 am

I think it's called something else :S

http://www.indigo.com/test-strips/gph-test-strips/ptc-taste-test-strips.html

that's it.

It tasted worse than a lemon to mee :pwnd:

Seeing as I nearly vomitted in class, it's obviously really gross :/

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Postby Oedipusfoot » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:56 pm

You know, I kind of remember a time when my sister said something about if you can taste something on a certain kind of paper then you have a certain gene. When I tasted it I did not taste anything.

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:59 pm

Duke wrote:Okay, so in me Science class today, we were talking about genetics, and my teacher had us chew on this strip of paper - one of those PTC Test slips, to see how many of us could taste the bitterness.


How does talking about Genetics lead to tasting a Test Slip?
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Postby Hunter21 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:10 pm

I use something similar to that stuff on a weekly basis. It's called Bitrex (Denatonium Benzoate) and I use it to fit test people for dust masks. Also the stuff is common in products like bitter apple spray that you would use to keep your dog from chewing on the table legs. Is also used as one of those treatments to keep you from chewing your finger nails. (Mainly because if you get the crap on your fingers you can't get it off and everything you touch for the next couple days will have a tang of bitterness to it .)

Personally I don't know why you are freaking about it, the stuff is bitter but it's not that bad. But if it is really that bad for you the best way to get rid of the flavor in my experience is to eat a piece of dark chocolate.

Joseph the PRPD wrote:How does talking about Genetics lead to tasting a Test Slip?
Because some people are unable to taste the strip. Why they are unable to has a relationship with genetics.
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Postby Duke » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:24 pm

Freaking out? Lol, not freaking out.

I never knew they used it to keep people from chewing their fingernails xD.

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Postby Deathmask » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:14 pm

Well it's a dominant trait to be able to taste it

yeah I can
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:04 pm

I vaguely remember doing something like this in high school. I'm pretty sure I could taste that.
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Postby Synapsid » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:50 pm

Joseph the PRPD wrote:How does talking about Genetics lead to tasting a Test Slip?
It's what the genes code for: Genes code for proteins, proteins make enzymes, and enzymes do stuff. If you have the gene then your body produces the protein structures that serve as chemoreceptors for the respective compounds. The ability to smell or taste a compound is dependent on the proper DNA code, and It the same with animals as cats can't taste sugar due to the lack of gene code.
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