Super Taster Test Lab Kit with Instructions, Phenylthiourea (PTC), Sodium Benzoate, Thiourea and Control [Each Vial Includes 100 Paper Strips]

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Super Taster Test Lab Kit with Instructions, Phenylthiourea (PTC), Sodium Benzoate, Thiourea and Control [Each Vial Includes 100 Paper Strips]

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  • 4 vials with 100 papers

  • Test the genetically-determined taste response of students and families

  • PTC only has a taste to 7 out of 10 people and different genes determine if you can taste sodium benzoate. If it tastes salty, bitter, or sweet to you, then you have the dominant gene (S-). If you don't taste anything, you are recessive (ss).

  • Thiourea may have taste if you can taste PTC

  • Perfect for a demonstration of genetics, heredity, and taste testing

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Part Number: PGE99K

UPC: 640746517365

Are you a "Supertaster?!" Test the phenotype and genetically-determined taste response your students, clients, and family to three different chemicals. This set includes one vial of vials of PTC, one vial of sodium benzoate, one vial of thiourea, and one vial of control paper. Each vial contains 100 papers.

Each Super Taster Test Kit Includes:
• 100 Strips containing Phenylthiourea (PTC)
• 100 Strips containing Sodium Benzoate
• 100 Strips containing Thiourea
• 100 Strips containing NO chemical (Control)

Approximately 25% of Americans are considered "supertasters" and, of this subset, people have varying levels of "supertasting" ability. "Supertasters" are people who have the ability to taste the substance Phenylthiourea (PTC). Some people cannot taste this substance at all and others can taste it distinctly. Whether or not a person is a supertaster (phenotype) is dependent on his/her genetics (genotype). 

This product is all you need for a demonstration of genetics and heredity. These strips can be used to help determine if a person is a ‘supertester’ and can be used to effectively demonstrate the effects of heredity on taste. Use these strips to determine genotype and phenotype, and use the control (untreated paper) as a placebo to add validity to your experiment. The set includes one vial of each of the following: PTC (pheylthiocarbamide), sodium benzoate, thiourea, and control paper and also includes instructions for a lab experiment. Each vial contains 100 paper strips. The set also includes a reproducible family pedigree chart and teacher’s instructions. Replacement vials can be ordered separately.

Lab instructions for this item can be found here.