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The olfactory gene repertoire is largely species-specific, shaped by the nature and necessityof chemosensory information for survival in each species' niche. We are intrigued by thisinterspecific variation and started to investigate the olfactory transcriptome in primates forevidence of selection at the level of receptor gene choice. Having collected this data fromtwo primates, we now wish to extend the analysis to humans.This data is part of a pre-publication release. For information on the proper use of pre-publication data shared by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (including details of any publication moratoria), please see

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001003213 Illumina HiSeq 2500 9
Publications Citations
A transcriptomic atlas of mammalian olfactory mucosae reveals an evolutionary influence on food odor detection in humans.
Sci Adv 5: 2019 eaax0396
Expert curation of the human and mouse olfactory receptor gene repertoires identifies conserved coding regions split across two exons.
BMC Genomics 21: 2020 196