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(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.NEXT ARTICLE
Bioinformatics is the application of computer software and hardware to the management of biological data to create useful information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied...
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