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Neural and Molecular Mechanisms of Entrainment

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Insect Chronobiology

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Synchronization or entrainment to daily environmental cycles is one of the important properties of the circadian clock, which is required to set an appropriate timing of physiology or behavior. Insects use various entraining agents or zeitgebers for entrainment, including light, temperature, food, and social cues. The mechanisms underlying entrainment have been studied extensively at cellular and molecular levels. For light and temperature, molecular components for their perception and how they reset the clock molecular oscillatory mechanism have been the main topics of chronobiology. This chapter will focus on the mechanism of light and temperature entrainment. The entrainment to restricted feeding, which has been progressing in recent years, will also be discussed.

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Correspondence to Kenji Tomioka .

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Tomioka, K., Yoshii, T. (2023). Neural and Molecular Mechanisms of Entrainment. In: Numata, H., Tomioka, K. (eds) Insect Chronobiology. Entomology Monographs. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-0726-7_3

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