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The study of the effects of time and rhythmical phenomena on life processes.

chron′o·bi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
chron′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌkrɒnəbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌkrəʊnə-)
(Biology) the branch of biology concerned with the periodicity occurring in living organisms. See also biological clock, circadian
ˌchronobiˈologist n


(ˌkrɒn oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the science or study of the effect of time, esp. rhythms, on living systems.
chron`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
chron`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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For at least three decades, the cellular redox state in plants and animals has been known to change over circadian time [81], although many chronobiologists have long assumed that metabolic rhythms are a functional readout of the circadian clock and that redox oscillators simply provide feedback to the central TTL pacemaker [82].
Behavioral ecologists and chronobiologists have come together and founded The Chronoecology of Behavior, and it is to that nascent scientific discipline that the eight research and review papers here contribute.
Kripke and a lot of the other chronobiologists were discovering there was a difference between behavior in the high and the low phase of the basic rest-activity cycle.
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