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1. (Science: anatomy) A projection occurring in various animal tissues and organs.

2. (Science: botany) A small blunt hair on plants.

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Sexual Selection

... (The female) strongly prefer calls with extra chucks. This preference arises because the chuck frequencies are tuned to stimulate the basilar papilla, one of two sound-sensing organs in the frog’s inner ear. Crucial evidence that the “chuck” evolved to exploit a preexisting sensory bias comes ...

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by ilmc90
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Sexual Selection
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why Sugar got sweet taste?

That's because our papilla lingualis (filiformis/fungiformis) have a kinda stereospecific receptor for certain molecule....since Oxygen is not a stereogenic molecule, then it's not sweet...:lol: sorry...I forgot to add this thing...:lol:

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by victor
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: why Sugar got sweet taste?
Replies: 28
Views: 13344

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