A colorful model of the circadian clock
Department of Neurobiology; Reppert Lab
Animal Migration; Animals; Brain; Butterflies; Circadian Rhythm; Models, Animal; Models, Biological; Time Factors
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
The migration of the colorful monarch butterfly provides biologists with a unique model system with which to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying a sophisticated circadian clock. The monarch circadian clock is involved in the induction of the migratory state and navigation over long distances, using the sun as a compass.
DOI of Published Version
Cell. 2006 Jan 27;124(2):233-6. Link to article on publisher's site
Reppert SM. (2006). A colorful model of the circadian clock. Neurobiology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2006.01.009. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/neurobiology_pp/63