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Unformatted text preview: identical structures? They discovered that odorant receptors are used combinatorially to encode odor identities. Just as letters of the alphabet can be used in different combinations to form a multitude of different words, odorant receptors are used in different combinations to create a vast array of different odor perceptions. Aroma can be even more complicated!! A characteristic aroma may be due to one chemical compound Or can be due to several chemical compounds! Aroma Classification According to Foods Group 1 : Aroma carried mainly by ONE compound Examples are aromas from: Mushroom: Banana: Vanilla Potato (cooked) Tomato Apple Butter Blue cheese...
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