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Curr Biol. 2011 Jan 11;21(1):R22-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.060.

Photoperiodism: shall EYA compare thee to a summer's day?

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Chronobiology Unit, University of Groningen, Life Science building, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands. r.a.hut@rug.nl

Abstract

Seasonal changes in day length are used by plants and animals to synchronize annual rhythms in reproduction, physiology, and behavior to the environment. Increasing day length during spring causes sudden changes in the mammalian reproductive system once the critical photoperiod is reached. The molecular mechanism behind this switch is now quickly being elucidated.

PMID:
21215931
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.060
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