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    • Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds by transformation of the ancestral umami receptor 

      Baldwin, Maude Wheeler; Toda, Y.; Nakagita, T.; O'Connell, Mary J.; Klasing, Kirk C.; Misaka, T.; Edwards, Scott V.; Liberles, Stephen D (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2014)
      Sensory systems define an animal's capacity for perception and can evolve to promote survival in new environmental niches. We have uncovered a noncanonical mechanism for sweet taste perception that evolved in hummingbirds ...