Abstract

The daily activity of the fruit fly Drosophila is controlled by both a "morning" and an "evening" circadian clock. In this issue Stoleru et al. (2007) demonstrate that day length determines which clock dominates the neural circuitry governing circadian behavior. Thus, these findings suggest a mechanism by which the system for circadian timing adapts to changes in the seasons to impose appropriate rhythms of daily activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalCell
Volume129
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 6 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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