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Phase-Shifting the Fruit Fly Clock without Cryptochrome

Kistenpfennig, Christa, Hirsh, J., Yoshii, T. and Helfrich-Förster, Charlotte (2012) Phase-Shifting the Fruit Fly Clock without Cryptochrome. Journal of Biological Rhythms 27, pp. 117-125.

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Abstract

The blue light photopigment cryptochrome (CRY) is thought to be the main circadian photoreceptor of Drosophila melanogaster. Nevertheless, entrainment to light-dark cycles is possible without functional CRY. Here, we monitored phase response curves of cry01 mutants and control flies to 1-hour 1000-lux light pulses. We found that cry01 mutants phase-shift their activity rhythm in the subjective ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2012
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1177/0748730411434390DOI
Keywords:cryptochrome, light pulses, locomotor activity, Drosophila melanogaster
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:34459
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