Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Marc R. Feldesman
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (77 p.)
Phenylthiourea, Taste, Human Genetics
This thesis is a report on the analysis of family data gathered to test the simple recessive hypothesis for the inability to taste phenyl-thio-urea (P.T.C.). The simple recessive hypothesis states that the inability of a minority of persons to taste high concentrations of P.T.C. is due to the action of an autosomal recessive gene in the homozygous condition.
Wolf, Susan I., "A test of the simple recessive hypothesis for the inability to taste phenyl-thio-urea: a family study" (1973). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2145.