Circadian timing mechanism in the prokaryotic clock system of cyanobacteria

Hideo Iwasaki, Takao Kondo

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Abstract

Cyanobacteria are the simplest organisms known to exhibit circadian rhythms and have provided experimental model systems for the dissection of basic properties of circadian organization at the molecular, physiological, and ecological levels. This review focuses on the molecular and genetic mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation in cyanobacteria. Recent analyses have revealed the existence of multiple feedback processes in the prokaryotic circadian system and have led to a novel molecular oscillator model. Here, the authors summarize current understanding of, and open questions about, the cyanobacterial oscillator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-444
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biological Rhythms
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Circadian clock
  • Cyanobacteria
  • kai genes
  • KaiC
  • Synechococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Circadian timing mechanism in the prokaryotic clock system of cyanobacteria. / Iwasaki, Hideo; Kondo, Takao.

In: Journal of Biological Rhythms, Vol. 19, No. 5, 10.2004, p. 436-444.

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