Circadian Clocks

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R. Bruce Masterton, Joseph S. Takahashi, Fred W. Turek, Robert Y. Moore
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2001 - Medical - 770 pages
The nature of the circadian clocks is described at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and system levels of organization in diverse organisms. The central role of the circadian clock in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle as well as seasonal rhythms and other cyclical processes is also discussed. The importance of the circadian clock system for human health, safety, performance, and productivity is also reviewed in this volume."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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FRED W TUREK Centerfor Biology and Medicine Department of Neurobiology and Physiol
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CONTENTS
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Ecological Consequences of Circadian Rhythms
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Conclusions
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Circadian Rhythms in Unicellular Organisms
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CHAPTER 4
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HERBERT UNDERwood Department of Zoology North Carolina State University Raleigh
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Pineal Organ as a Biological Clock
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Neuron versus Network
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CHAPTER 7
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J H Meijer
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CHAPTER 8
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CHAPTER 9
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VERONICA S VALENTINUzzi Department of Neurobiology and Physiology Northwestern
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Pattern of Entrainment and Freerunning Period
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CHAPTER 11
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Eyes as Clocks
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The Circadian System
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CHAPTER 6
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Afferent Connections
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Translational Control
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CHAPTER 12
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IRVING ZUCKER Departments of Psychology and Integrative Biology University of California
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