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Circadian rhythms

Clock coordination

Many animals concentrate their activity around dawn and dusk. This timing is regulated by distinct ‘morning’ and ‘evening’ oscillators in the central nervous system. But how are these two neuronal clocks coordinated?

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Figure 1: Synchronization of fruitfly circadian oscillators.

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Nitabach, M. Clock coordination. Nature 438, 173–175 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/438173a

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