Protein Synthesis and Temperature Compensation in Circadian Rhythmicity

  • J. F. Feldman
  • S. B. Stevens


In Euglena gracilis and several mutants of Neurospora crassa a correlation exists between the Q10 of the circadian rhythm and the extent to which the period of the rhythm is lengthened by inhibitors of protein synthesis. A model is proposed in which the temperature-compensation mechanism of the circadian clock includes a device to compensate for changes in the rates of protein synthesis.


Protein Synthesis Circadian Rhythm Circadian Clock Period Length Neurospora Crassa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Feldman
    • 1
  • S. B. Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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