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Introduction to Chronobiology.

Sandra J Kuhlman, Jeanne F Duffy, L Michon Craig
A diverse range of species, from cyanobacteria to humans, evolved endogenous biological clocks that allow for the anticipation of daily variations in light and temperature. The ability to anticipate regular environmental rhythms promotes optimal performance and survival. Herein we present a brief historical timeline of how circadian concepts and terminology have emerged since the early observation of daily leaf movement in plants made by an astronomer in the 1700s.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1101/cshperspect.a033613

DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a033613

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