Number of odorant receptor types

Value 1000 types
Organism Mammals
Reference Krieger J, Breer H. Olfactory reception in invertebrates. Science. 1999 Oct 22 286(5440):720-3. p.721 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID10531050
Comments "In mammals, as many as 1000 odorant receptor types are considered to be employed in olfactory discrimination."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109135