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Circadian clocks: Who knows where the time goes

Plants contain several tissue-specific decentralized but communicating ‘clocks’. These control developmental outputs in response to environmental change: the vasculature clock for photoperiodic control of flowering, and the epidermis clock for temperature-dependent elongation.

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Figure 1: The Arabidopsis circadian system is a hierarchical multi-oscillator network regulating growth and development.


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