Cyanobacterial Circadian Rhythms.

  title={Cyanobacterial Circadian Rhythms.},
  author={Susan S Golden and Masahiro Ishiura and Carl Hirschie Johnson and Takao Kondo},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
Evidence from a number of laboratories over the past 12 years has established that cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic eubacteria, possess a circadian pacemaker that controls metabolic and genetic functions. The cyanobacterial circadian clock exhibits the three intrinsic properties that have come to define the clocks of eukaryotes: The timekeeping mechanism controls rhythms that show a period of about 24 h in the absence of external signals, the phase of the rhythms can be reset by light… CONTINUE READING