Much progress has been made during the past year in the molecular dissection of the circadian clock. Recently identified circadian genes in mouse, Drosophila, and cyanobacteria demonstrate the universal nature of negative feedback regulation as a circadian mechanism; furthermore, the mouse and Drosophila genes are structurally and functionally conserved. In addition, the discovery of brain-independent clocks promises to revolutionize the study of circadian biology.
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- Developmental Biology