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Latitudinal clines: an evolutionary view on biological rhythms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23825204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Properties of the circadian and annual timing systems are expected to vary systematically with latitude on the basis of different annual light and temperature patterns at higher latitudes, creating specific selection pressures. We review literature with respect to latitudinal clines in circadian phenotypes as well as in polymorphisms of circadian clock genes and their possible association with annual timing. The use of latitudinal (and altitudinal) clines in identifying selective forces acting on biological rhythms is discussed, and we evaluate how these studies can reveal novel molecular and physiological components of these rhythms.
Authors:
Roelof A Hut; Silvia Paolucci; Roi Dor; Charalambos P Kyriacou; Serge Daan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2013-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society     Volume:  280     ISSN:  1471-2954     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-04     Completed Date:  2014-03-03     Revised Date:  2014-08-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101245157     Medline TA:  Proc Biol Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20130433     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Altitude*
Animals
Biological Clocks* / genetics,  physiology
Biological Evolution*
Circadian Clocks* / genetics,  physiology
Circadian Rhythm / physiology
Insects / genetics,  physiology
Photoperiod
Polymorphism, Genetic
Seasons
Vertebrates / genetics,  physiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
BB/H018093/1//Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; //Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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