The circadian clock in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. What is it for? What is it similar to?


The physiology of the circadian (daily) clock has been well studied in the unicellular eukaryote Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Circadian rhythms of phototaxis, chemotaxis, cell division, UV sensitivity, and adherence to glass have been characterized in this green alga. Circadian phototaxis was even shown to operate in outer space! The related phenomenon of… (More)


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