An Overview of the Chronobiology of Cellular Morphology

  • Heinz von Mayersbach
Part of the Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine book series (TEPHY)


Temporal organization at the cellular level is evident for the eukaryote (Edmunds 1978; Ehret 1974; Goodwin 1963; Hastings and Keyman 1965; Hastings and Schweiger 1976; Schweiger et al. 1964; Vanden Driessche 1971, 1975), plant (Sweeney 1969), bird (Young 1978a,b), and human being (Ashkenazi et al. 1973, 1975). In this chapter, temporal patterns in cellular morphology are illustrated using the hepatic cell of the rodent. This example has been selected since the general properties and concepts of the temporal morphology of rodent cells are also common to other ones. Although cellular morphology rhythms are of interest in their own right, the materials of this chapter are especially relevant for understanding the other topics of this volume, i.e., chronopharmacology, chronochemotherapy, and chrononutrition.


Circadian Rhythm Golgi Apparatus Glycogen Content Marker Enzyme Cellular Morphology 
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