News tagged with odor

The ecological role of fruit aroma

Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still unclear which evolutionary forces ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Why does rotting food smell bad?

When food goes bad and starts to become pungent, it is most often due to the growth of spoilage microbes such as bacteria, yeasts and mold. Odors can come from two sources: chemicals that are released from the food as the ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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