METAMORFOSA Journal of Biological Sciences
Vol 10 No 1 (2023)

Prevalensi Kemampuan Mengecap Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) Pada Penduduk Pulau Gili Ketapang Kabupaten Probolinggo

Rike Oktarianti (Unknown)
Siti Agustina Wulandari (Unknown)
Hidayat Teguh Wiyono (Unknown)
Mahriani Mahriani (Unknown)

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Publish Date
31 Mar 2023


The taste of sensitivity of Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), is autosomal dominant trait inherited. The taster controled by dominant allele while the non-taster determinated by recessive allele. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and frequency of taster and non-taster alleles for PTC, as well as non-taster inheritance patterns at the population of Gili Ketapang island, Probolinggo district. Determination of the sample or respondents was carried out by randomly, total sample were 384 people, aged from 15-30 years. Detection of the taste sensitivity PTC was ask to respondents to taste the PTC solution. The PTC solution used was from the lowest concentration of 0.32mg/L (P13) to the highest concentration of 1300 mg/L (P1). The results showed that the prevalence of taster and non-taster were 96.88% and 3.12%, respectively. The frequency of taster (T) and non-taster alleles was 0.83 and non-taster was 0.17. The pedigree analysis of non-taster showed that non-taster individuals were born from heterozygous taster pairs (Tt) or from marriages between heterozygous taster individual (Tt) with non-tasters (tt). Keyword: Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), taster, non taster

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