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The olfactory receptor family album

Chiquito Crasto, Michael S Singer and Gordon M Shepherd*

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Department of Neurobiology, Yale University Medical School, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA

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Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews1027-reviews1027.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-10-reviews1027

Published: 14 September 2001


Analysis of the human genome draft sequences has revealed a more complete portrait of the olfactory receptor gene repertoire in humans than was available previously. The new information provides a basis for deeper analysis of the functions of the receptors, and promises new insights into the evolutionary history of the family.