geosmin

Spanish translation: geosmina

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00:54 Jul 20, 2020
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English term or phrase: geosmin
Definition from Merriam-Webster dictionary:
a volatile, organic compound C12H22O that is formed especially by soil-dwelling bacteria (such as streptomyces) and aquatic cyanobacteria and that may contribute to the earthy, pleasant odor of petrichor or impart a disagreeable, musty taste and odor to drinking water and certain fish

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  • To put that in context, a shark can smell blood at one part per million. That means human noses are 200,000X more sensitive to geosmin, which is also the source of the earthy taste in some vegetables, than a shark is to blood. American Council on Science and Health
  • They came up with the idea of “olfactogenetics.” It’s similar in principle to optogenetics, an approach Potter had been trying with Drosophila but to underwhelming results. Rather than using light to stimulate a specific neuron, olfactogenetics uses an odor—geosmin. nature
  • Yet despite this substantial body of knowledge, geosmin and 2-MIB remain poorly understood throughout much of the water industry, and misconceptions which impede the prediction, treatment, and control of these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) persist. ASM Journals
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Spanish translation:geosmina
Definition:
Streptomyces coelicolor o Bacteria de Albert
Según podemos leer en un reciente estudio de investigación publicado en Nature, la principal responsable de la generación de la geosmina es la Streptomyces coelicolor o Bacteria de Albert junto con otras cianobacterias y distintos hongos que viven en el suelo y que se activan cuando la lluvia humedece la tierra.
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María Candelaria Turri
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Definition from Cazatormentas:
Streptomyces coelicolor o Bacteria de Albert
Según podemos leer en un reciente estudio de investigación publicado en Nature, la principal responsable de la generación de la geosmina es la Streptomyces coelicolor o Bacteria de Albert junto con otras cianobacterias y distintos hongos que viven en el suelo y que se activan cuando la lluvia humedece la tierra.

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  • La geosmina no solo está presente en las partículas que flotan en el aire tras la llegada de la lluvia sino que también es la sustancia que da a la remolacha su característico olor a tierra, y está presente en el aroma de algunos vinos. - Cazatormentas  
María Candelaria Turri
Argentina
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Yes  Chema Nieto Castañón: Geosmina y petricor; el bouba y el kiki del olor a tierra húmeda ;)
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  -> ¡Gracias!

Yes  Mariana Gutierrez
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Yes  Leda Roche
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