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Circadian clocks

A receptor for subtle temperature changes

The protein IR25a is best known for its role as an odour receptor in flies, but an analysis reveals that it also acts to synchronize the circadian clock by sensing small temperature fluctuations. See Letter p.516

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Figure 1: Telling time with temperature.

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Rouyer, F., Chatterjee, A. A receptor for subtle temperature changes. Nature 527, 449–451 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature16316

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