Touch and taste? It’s all in the tentacles

Scientists identified a novel family of sensors in the first layer of cells inside the suction cups that have adapted to react and detect molecules that don’t dissolve well in water. The research suggests these sensors, called chemotactile receptors, use these molecules to help the animal figure out what it’s touching and whether that object is prey.

Published on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:20:25 EDT and sponsored by nintex subtract seconds