International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 395–398 | Cite as

Taste responses in primates to citric and acetic acid

  • D. Glaser
  • G. Hobi


By means of two-bottle preference tests, the threshold values in four South American primate species were evaluated for citric acid and compared with those for acetic acid. Aotus trivirgatusshows a special preference for both acid compounds. These physiological findings may reflect the ecology of Aotus.

Key words

taste thresholds citric acid acetic acid South American primates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Glaser
    • 1
  • G. Hobi
    • 1
  1. 1.Anthropologisches Institut und Museum der Universität Zürich-IrchelZürichSwitzerland

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