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Which of the following statements is correct about receptors? 

(a) Gustatory receptors detect taste while olfactory receptors detect a smell 

(b) Both gustatory and olfactory receptors detect a smell 

(c) Auditory receptors detect smell and olfactory receptors detect a taste 

(d) Olfactory receptors detect taste and gustatory receptors smell

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The answer is (a) Gustatory receptors detect taste while olfactory receptors detect smell.

  • A receptor is a cell which is sensitive for the external stimulus such as light,taste, smell. 
  • Ex: Photoreceptors detect light.Gustatory receptors detect taste. Olfactory receptors detects smell.

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