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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.
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(ˌkrɒnəbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌkrəʊnə-)
(Biology) the branch of biology concerned with the periodicity occurring in living organisms. See also biological clock, circadian
ˌchronobiˈologist n
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(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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By discovering links like these, chronobiologists are opening new avenues to treating diseases.
The second vision, published more obscurely as a rapid communication in the Journal of Experimental Zoology by the noted Indian chronobiologists Joshi and Chandrashekaran [145], showed that a single bright flash of submillisecond light delivered via a Metz mecablitz flashgun could produce significant advances and delays (30-60 min) in the flight activity of the Schneider's round-leaf bat, Hipposideros speoris [145].
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].
However, the interrelatedness of the data from both areas is still a challenge for bioinformaticians and chronobiologists. A major barrier to progress is the lack of a proper infrastructure for developing data integration software and research groups.
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.