Synchrony and entrainment properties of robust circadian oscillators

  title={Synchrony and entrainment properties of robust circadian oscillators},
  author={Neda Bagheri and Stephanie R. Taylor and Kirsten Meeker and Linda R. Petzold and Francis J. Doyle},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface},
  pages={S17 - S28}
Systems theoretic tools (i.e. mathematical modelling, control, and feedback design) advance the understanding of robust performance in complex biological networks. We highlight phase entrainment as a key performance measure used to investigate dynamics of a single deterministic circadian oscillator for the purpose of generating insight into the behaviour of a population of (synchronized) oscillators. More specifically, the analysis of phase characteristics may facilitate the identification of… 

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