Membranes distinguish sweet from sour: colon bacilli
The membrane of colon bacilli cells find sweet-tasting chemicals and avoid bitter or sour ones via sensory proteins.
|Process information >|
|Sense signals/environmental cues >|
|Chemicals (odor, taste, etc.)|
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Develop sensing mechanisms that detect when food has spoiled.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Develop sensing mechanisms that detect when food has spoiled.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Food
Department of Electronic Device Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University