Number of specialized sensory cells aggregated in taste buds

Range 50 - 100 cells/taste bud
Organism Mammals
Reference Perea-Martinez I, Nagai T, Chaudhari N. Functional cell types in taste buds have distinct longevities. PLoS One. 2013 8(1):e53399. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053399. p.1 left column top paragraphPubMed ID23320081
Comments P.1 left column top paragraph:"Taste buds are aggregates of 50–100 specialized sensory cells embedded in the stratified oral epithelium. Taste bud cells have characteristics of both epithelial cells and neurons insofar as these cells are a renewing epithelium and, at the same time, are excitable sensory receptors that communicate synaptically to neurons."
Entered by Uri M
ID 112166