The Drosophila IR20a clade of ionotropic receptors are candidate taste and pheromone receptors.

Koh TW, He Z, Gorur-Shandilya S, Menuz K, Larter NK, Stewart S, Carlson JR.

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.

Neuron. 2014 Aug 20;83(4):850-65. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.07.012. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

A newly characterized clade of chemosensory receptors responds to tastes and pheromones. This work helps us understand more about the behavioral motivations of insects that feed on important food crops--and potentially humans.

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