photoperiodism love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The response of an organism to changes in its photoperiod, especially as indicated by vital processes.

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  • n. the growth, development and other responses of plants and animals according to the length of day and/or night


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  • An often overlooked indicator is what biologists refer to as photoperiodism, or the amount of light in any given day.

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  • My scientific specialty is chronobiology (circadian rhythms and photoperiodism), with additional interests in comparative physiology, animal behavior and evolution.

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  • A fellow working about circadian rhythms and photoperiodism, posted the abstract of Boyd's Dissertation:

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