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Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1996 Apr;20(2):201-6.

Ethanol consumption and taste preferences in C57BL/6ByJ and 129/J mice.

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Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-3308, USA.

Abstract

Mice of the C57BL/6ByJ (B6) and 129/J (129) strains were offered different concentrations of taste solutions in 48-hr, two-bottle choice tests. In comparison with the 129 strain, the B6 strain had higher preferences for ethanol, sucrose, and citric acid. They had lower preferences for NaCl and similar preferences for capsaicin and quinine hydrochloride. These data are consistent with the hypothesis that the higher ethanol intake by B6 mice depends, in part, on higher hedonic attractiveness of its sweet taste component.

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8730208
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PMC3638218
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