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Circadian rhythms

As time glows by in bacteria

Populations of cells can exhibit remarkably precise and stable circadian oscillations. But can single cells achieve such precision in the absence of intercellular communication? For cyanobacteria, it seems so.

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Figure 1: Monitoring circadian rhythms with self-luminescent cyanobacteria10.


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