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The evolution of irradiance detection: melanopsin and the non-visual opsins.

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Circadian rhythms are endogenous 24 h cycles that persist in the absence of external time cues. These rhythms provide an internal representation of day length and optimize physiology and behaviour to the varying demands of the solar cycle. These clocks require daily adjustment to local time and the primary time cue (zeitgeber) used by most vertebrates is the daily change in the amount of environmental light (irradiance) at dawn and dusk, a process termed photoentrainment. Attempts to understa...

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10.1098/rstb.2009.0050

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
364
Issue:
1531
Pages:
2849-2865
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:75db67fd-8261-41e2-90fc-3a5a1cd3b6d6
Source identifiers:
101311
Local pid:
pubs:101311

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