This paper is impregnated with PTC. Seven out of 10 persons can detect a definite taste, others do not. The vial contains 100 strips @ 3 mm x 45 mm
PTC Phenylthiocarbamide (phenylthiourea) is an organic compound that either tastes very bitter or is virtually tasteless, depending on the genetic makeup of the taster. The ability to taste PTC is a dominant genetic trait. The test to determine PTC sensitivity is one of the most common genetic tests on humans.
- Use for genetic studies, science fair projects and food preference studies