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Biological Clock in Fish

1st Edition

Edited by Ewa Kulczykowska, Wlodzimierz Popek, B.G. Kapoor

CRC Press

280 pages

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Each organism has its own internal biological clock, which is reset by environmental cues (Zeitgebers), thus keeping it synchronized with the external environment. It is a chemically based oscillating system within cells, relying on molecular feedback loops. Circadian biological clocks exist in most organisms.What is so special about the clock in f

Table of Contents

Introduction to Circadian Rhythms. The Pineal Organ of Fish. Pineal Photoreception and Temporal Physiology in Fish. Melatonin in Fish: Circadian Rhythm and Functions. Fishing for Links between the Circadian Clock and Cell Cycle. The Pineal Gland as a Source of Melatonin in Fish, and Influence of Light and Temperature on Melatonin Secretion. Cellular Clocks and the Importance of Light in Zebrafish. Feeding Rhythms in Fish: From Behavioral to Molecular Approach. Reproduction Rhythms in Fish. Influence of Melatonin on Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis in Carp: Mechanism and Action. Circadian and Seasonal Rhythm in Secretion of Melatonin, Dopamine, and LH in Carp. Circadian Clocks in Retina of Goldfish.

About the Editors

Ewa Kulczykowska is head of the Department of Genetics and Marine Biotechnology in the Institute of Oceanology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powstancow, Warszawy, Poland.

Wlodzimierz Popek is a professor in the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland.

B.G. Kapoor is a former professor of zoology at Jodhpur University in India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology