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How does a fungus know the time of day?

Geetha, L and Gadagkar, R (1996) How does a fungus know the time of day? In: Current Science, 70 (6). pp. 419-421.

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The timing of sunrise and sunset has a remarkable influence on the lives of plants and animals . Diurnal animals, like m0st birds, wake up at sunrise and begin their activities as if they know that an early bird gets the worm, So do most of the mammals including humans , except perhaps s tudents in the hostel! Conversely, nocturnal animal s wak e up at sunset and go to sleep at dawn1. Nowhere can this be witnessed more spectacula rly than in the caves of Madurai where one can see tens of thousands of bats emerge almost simultaneously at dusk, forming a cloud of bats that cannot be easily forgotten2.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Circadian rhythm, Fungus, Biological clock, Neurospora crassa
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 06:31
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/68050

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