Circadian clocks in daily and seasonal control of development.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The rotation of the earth results in regular changes in the light environment, and organisms have evolved a molecular oscillator that allows them to anticipate these changes. This daily molecular oscillator, known as the circadian clock, regulates a diverse array of physiologies across a wide variety of organisms. This review highlights a few of the insights we have into circadian clock regulation of development, in both plants and animals. A common thread linking plants and animals is the use of the circadian clock to sense changes in day length and to mediate a diverse number of photoperiodic responses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schultz, TF; Kay, SA

Published Date

  • July 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 301 / 5631

Start / End Page

  • 326 - 328

PubMed ID

  • 12869749

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1085935


  • eng