Cave-Dwelling Fish Provide Clues to the Circadian Cycle

  title={Cave-Dwelling Fish Provide Clues to the Circadian Cycle},
  author={Robin Mejia},
  booktitle={PLoS biology},
Whether it’s a jay that starts its day at first light, an ice worm that burrows into a glacier when the sun comes out, or a bat that heads out to feed at dusk, virtually all animals follow a daily pattern of activity. While the need for this kind of pattern, called the circadian rhythm, is not fully understood, it is remarkably conserved across species, and disruptions to an animal’s circadian cycle produce stress. In humans, such disruptions are associated with insomnia and depression. As in… CONTINUE READING
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