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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

PTC Question?

What does PTC stand for. PTC is the thing that only some people can taste. I tasted some in my class today and I found that I have the strong gene for tasting it. And by the way I do not think any of you would want to taste it. It tastes horrible. But i just want to know what the full name for PTC is.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    phenylthiocarbamide (fnl-th-kärb-md, -kär-bmd, fnl-)

    A crystalline compound that tastes somewhat or intensely bitter to people with a specific dominant gene and is used to test for the presence of the gene. Also called phenylthiourea. Chemical formula: C6H5NHCSNH2.

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