PTC Paper Phenylthiocarbamide

PTC Paper Phenylthiocarbamide - Avogadro's Lab Supply


SKU: 3000-23

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
  • Use for genetic studies, science fair projects and food preference studies
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.