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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Sep 1971; 68(9): 2112–2116.
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Clock Mutants of Drosophila melanogaster

Abstract

Three mutants have been isolated in which the normal 24-hour rhythm is drastically changed. One mutant is arrhythmic; another has a period of 19 hr; a third has a period of 28 hr. Both the eclosion rhythm of a population and the locomotor activity of individual flies are affected. All these mutations appear to involve the same functional gene on the X chromosome.

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