Friday, October 19, 2007


Word of the day: Cryptochrome

Stumbled on it in this article about coral reproducing for a few nights after a full moon. The question was, how do they know its a full moon. The answer is cryptochromes. Cryptochromes are also found in mammals, and are thought to affect circadian rhythms. There are also studies to see if they are involved in animal migration.

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