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00:54 Jul 20, 2020
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
Additional field(s): Medical (general), Science (general), Journalism
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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Definition from Miljö&Utveckling:
Jorddoften kommer från ämnet geosmin som skapas av jordbakterier av släktet Streptomyces.

Example sentence(s):
  • Forskarna har emellertid upptäckt att geosmin finns naturligt i saften från rödbetsskal. -  
  • Geosmin är ett samlingsnamn för luktrika organiska ämnen som produceras av streptomyces- och nanocystis-bakterier, gram-positiva bakterier bland aktinobakterierna. - Wikipedia  
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