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Table 2 Numerical density of taste cells in rat and mouse circumvallate papillae taste buds

From: Qualitative and quantitative differences between taste buds of the rat and mouse

Animals No. of TB Cell No./TB (Mean ± SD) TB Volume (x1000 μm3) (Mean ± SD) Density(N/1000 μm3) (Mean ± SD)
Mouse 1# 13 69.2 ± 23.5 30.5 ± 10.5 2.28 ± 0.25
2# 15 105.3 ± 32.3 52.7 ± 18.5 2.03 ± 0.16
3# 13 79.8 ± 35.4 41.3 ± 19.8 1.98 ± 0.26
Sum 41 85.8 ± 33.9 42.0 ± 18.9 2.10 ± 0.26
Rat 1# 10 59.1 ± 16.5 34.9 ± 12.2 1.78 ± 0.38
2# 15 70.1 ± 16.9 66.5 ± 19.2 1.10 ± 0.26
3# 17 72.4 ± 24.8 79.5 ± 38.8 0.98 ± 0.26
Sum 42 68.4 ± 20.7* 64.2 ± 32.5* 1.20 ± 0.42*
  1. *t-Test, p < 0.05, showing significant difference compared with the results of mice. TB = Taste Bud.