Internal desynchronisation of bilaterally organised circadian oscillators in the visual system of insects

@article{KOEHLER1978InternalDO,
  title={Internal desynchronisation of bilaterally organised circadian oscillators in the visual system of insects},
  author={WILFRIED K. KOEHLER and G{\"u}nther Fleissner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1978},
  volume={274},
  pages={708-710}
}
MANY functions of multicellular organisms follow such a consistent daily periodicity, even in constant environmental conditions, that it has been natural to postulate control by a single internal clock. But some observations are explained only by the joint action of several circadian oscillators1,2. Experimental confirmation of such a system has been obtained for several species3,4. For example, two rhythms in an organism may have independent period lengths, even in steady state. This internal… CONTINUE READING