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Taste preferences of squirrel monkeys and bonnet macaques for Polycose, maltose and sucrose.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3237782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The taste preferences of adult male squirrel monkeys and bonnet macaques for Polycose, maltose, and sucrose solutions were compared in 24 hr/day solution vs. water tests. Solution concentrations of 0.01 M, 0.05 M, 0.10 M, and 0.20 (Polycose) or 0.50 M (maltose and sucrose) were tested. The squirrel monkeys displayed a stronger preference for sucrose than for maltose or Polycose. In fact, at most concentrations tested, the squirrel monkeys did not consume more maltose or Polycose than water. The bonnet macaque monkeys, on the other hand, displayed preferences for maltose and Polycose that were as strong as their sucrose preference. Also, the bonnet macaques' maltose and Polycose preferences exceeded those of the squirrel monkeys. The two species did not reliably differ in their sucrose preferences. The results suggest that bonnet macaques, like rats, have taste receptors for starch-derived polysaccharides, whereas the squirrel monkeys, like humans, may lack such receptors. The taste preference profiles are consistent with the natural food preferences of the two monkey species.
Authors:
G Sunderland; A Sclafani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-04     Completed Date:  1989-05-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  685-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn 11203.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Feeding Behavior
Food Preferences*
Macaca radiata
Male
Maltose*
Polysaccharides*
Saimiri
Species Specificity
Sucrose*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
DK-31135/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; MH15965-15/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polysaccharides; 57-50-1/Sucrose; 69-79-4/Maltose

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