Cellular and Molecular Bases of Biological Clocks

Models and Mechanisms for Circadian Timekeeping

  • Leland¬†EndmundJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Leland Endmund Jr.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Leland Endmund Jr.
    Pages 75-165
  4. Leland Endmund Jr.
    Pages 368-395
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 396-497

About this book


An intriguing class of biological periodicity consists of rhythms with about 24-hour periods occurring at every level of eukaryotic organization. Progress is being made in understanding these rhythms. The six chapters of this work include a brief introduction to circadian (24-hour) rhythms, a survey of circadian organization at the cellular level, and a description of the important microorganisms that have served as experimental models for biochemical analysis. Also considered are relations between cell division cycles and circadian oscillators, as well as some general and theoretical aspects. Where appropriate, parallels are drawn to neuronal oscillators. This volume will introduce and critically appraise modern chronobiology; its extensive illustrations and comprehensive up-to-date bibliography will make it an authoritative reference.


Chronobiology Protozoa Regulation algae cell division development fungi genetics microorganism tissue transcription

Authors and affiliations

  • Leland¬†EndmundJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomical Sciences School of MedicineHealth Science Center State University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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