Tag: fish

By Image ID: corp2417, NOAA Corps CollectionPhotographer: Giuseppe ZibordiCredit: Michael Van Woert, NOAA NESDIS, ORA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Penguins Can’t Taste The Umami Flavor Of Fish

Penguins haven’t been able to taste sweet, bitter, and umami flavors for more than 20 million years. Because penguins are fish-eaters, the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing, says study leader Jianzhi “George” Zhang, a professor in University […]

Did We Get Tooth Enamel From Fish Scales?

Did We Get Tooth Enamel From Fish Scales?

Enamel is responsible for giving out teeth some bite, and now scientists may have worked out where it originates from. A team of researchers have revealed that new fossil and genetic evidence suggests that enamel in fact evolved from the […]