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Red and violet light reset the circadian clock in algae via novel pathway

20:00 EDT 29 Mar 2017 | AAAS

(Nagoya University) A Nagoya University-led team uncovered a pathway in the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that resets its circadian clock on exposure to red or violet light. This color-specific response implies multiple pathways, allowing the alga to differentially modulate its circadian rhythm in response to different light colors. The team identified a gene, CSL, involved in the red- or violet-light response. CSL produces a protein similar to one involved in a major signaling pathway in many different organisms.

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