Circadian rhythms in insect disease vectors

@article{MeirelesFilho2013CircadianRI,
  title={Circadian rhythms in insect disease vectors},
  author={A. C. A. Meireles-Filho and C. Kyriacou},
  journal={Mem{\'o}rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2013},
  volume={108},
  pages={48 - 58}
}
  • A. C. A. Meireles-Filho, C. Kyriacou
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • Organisms from bacteria to humans have evolved under predictable daily environmental cycles owing to the Earth's rotation. This strong selection pressure has generated endogenous circadian clocks that regulate many aspects of behaviour, physiology and metabolism, anticipating and synchronising internal time-keeping to changes in the cyclical environment. In haematophagous insect vectors the circadian clock coordinates feeding activity, which is important for the dynamics of pathogen… CONTINUE READING
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