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Phenotypic plasticity of circadian entrainment under a range of light conditions

Skene, Debra, Louzada, Fernando Mazzilli, Wright, Kenneth P. and Moreno, Claudia R.C (2020) Phenotypic plasticity of circadian entrainment under a range of light conditions Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms.

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Abstract

The response to a zeitgeber, particularly the light/dark cycle, may vary phenotypically. Phenotypic plasticity can be defined as the ability of one genome to express different phenotypes in response to environmental variation. In this opinion paper, we present some evidence that one of the most prominent effects of the introduction of electric light to the everyday life of humans is a significant increase in phenotypic plasticity and differences in interindividual phases of entrainment. We propose that the healthy limits of phenotypic plasticity have been surpassed in contemporary society.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Skene, DebraD.Skene@surrey.ac.uk
Louzada, Fernando Mazzilli
Wright, Kenneth P.
Moreno, Claudia R.C
Date : 19 August 2020
Funders : FAPESP
DOI : 10.1016/j.nbscr.2020.100055
Grant Title : FAPESP
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 Published by Elsevier Inc.
Additional Information : Embargo OK Metadata Pending Proof version online. Awaiting final published version.
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 21 Aug 2020 15:01
Last Modified : 26 Aug 2020 14:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858468

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