The olfactory receptor family album

Genome Biol. 2001;2(10):REVIEWS1027. doi: 10.1186/gb-2001-2-10-reviews1027. Epub 2001 Sep 14.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny
  • Receptors, Odorant / genetics*


  • Receptors, Odorant