Latitudinal clines: An evolutionary view on biological rhythms

Roelof A. Hut*, Silvia Paolucci, Roi Dor, Charalambos P. Kyriacou, Serge Daan

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer20130433
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftProceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
Volume280
Nummer van het tijdschrift1765
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StatusPublished - 3-jul-2013

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