The human olfactory system contains about ________ olfactory receptors. 100,000 1,000,000 10,000,000 100,000,000

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/04/2020 - 08:24 PM

Answered by admin AT 16/04/2020 - 08:24 PM

The human olfactory system contains about 1,000 olfactory receptors. This is considered as the largest gene family which only a human possess. The number seems so large but not all of the 1,000 are functional. There’s only about 350 working olfactory receptors in humans.
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