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Biology
Course
BIOL 1080
Professor
Jim Kirkland
Semester
Winter

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LEC 14 Exam notesWhat time is it Im hungryWe have previously indicated that there is a central clock which tell time and then relays that information to peripheral clocks The central and peripheral clocks then execute biological rhythmicity in the organismThe gastrointestinal tract is a very large organ system with multiple overlapping functions It has multiple peripheral clocksThe centralbrain and peripheral clocks of the human physiome are set by zeitgebers cues from the environment as to how to synchronize activities of the systemSunlight ie thesolar daynight cycle is the evolutionary zietgebar for our sleepwake cycleMoonlight ie the lunar cycle likely is the zeitgebar
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