Latitudinal clines: an evolutionary view on biological rhythms.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_508FF4F67762
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Latitudinal clines: an evolutionary view on biological rhythms.
Journal
Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences
Author(s)
Hut R.A., Paolucci S., Dor R., Kyriacou C.P., Daan S.
ISSN
1471-2954 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0962-8452
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
280
Number
1765
Pages
20130433
Language
english
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Altitude, Animals, Biological Clocks/genetics, Biological Clocks/physiology, Biological Evolution, Circadian Clocks/genetics, Circadian Clocks/physiology, Circadian Rhythm/physiology, Insects/genetics, Insects/physiology, Photoperiod, Polymorphism, Genetic, Seasons, Vertebrates/genetics, Vertebrates/physiology
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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20/08/2019 14:06
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