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Rhythms in Dinoflagellates

  • J. W. Hastings

Abstract

Microorganisms, like other plants and animals, have evolved in a periodic environment, where night inexorably alternates with day. As a consequence, and with the same periodicity, the light intensity, temperature, humidity, and other physical factors also vary, and processes in the cell which are dependent on these factors are similarly affected.

Keywords

Circadian Rhythm Dark Period Bright Light Biological Clock Circadian Period 
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General References

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© Plenum Publishing Company Ltd. 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Hastings
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  1. 1.Biological LaboratoriesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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