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Cell. 2006 Jan 27;124(2):233-6.

A colorful model of the circadian clock.

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Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01605, USA. steven.reppert@umassmed.edu

Abstract

The migration of the colorful monarch butterfly provides biologists with a unique model system with which to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying a sophisticated circadian clock. The monarch circadian clock is involved in the induction of the migratory state and navigation over long distances, using the sun as a compass.

PMID:
16439193
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2006.01.009
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