Neurobiology and Genetics

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    Circadian clocks coordinate the organism to the alternating cycles of day and night. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have studied how these clocks work in polar regions where days or nights can last for weeks.

    In temperate latitudes, the right timing is crucial for almost all living things: Plants sprout with the advent of spring, bees know the best times to visit flowers, people get tired in the evening and wake up again in the morning. The constant change between light and dark, day and night is the rhythm to which all living beings must adapt if they want to survive and reproduce. Circadian clocks help them achieve this by regulating the timekeeping mechanism in each organism and adjusting it to changes.

    Autoren: Bertolini, Schubert, Zanini, Sehadova, Helfrich-Förster, Menegazzi

    Current Biology

    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.09.032