Circadian Clock Involvement in Zooplankton Diel Vertical Migration

The copepod Calanus finmarchicus. (c) David Pond/SAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PolarTime researchers have published their results on the diel rhythms of clock gene expression, metabolic activity and vertical migration behavior in the copepod Calanus finmarchicus in the journal Current Biology.

The study was first-authored by the AWI PhD student Sören Häfker and was conducted in cooperation with the University of Oldenburg and the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

Find the full article here and media information here and here.