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A Blind Circadian Clock in Cavefish Reveals that Opsins Mediate Peripheral Clock Photoreception

  • Nicola Cavallari,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein, Germany

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  • Elena Frigato,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Daniela Vallone,

    Affiliation: Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein, Germany

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  • Nadine Fröhlich,

    Affiliation: Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein, Germany

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  • Jose Fernando Lopez-Olmeda,

    Affiliations: Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein, Germany, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

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  • Augusto Foà,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Roberto Berti,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology “Leo Pardi,” University of Firenze, Firenze, Italy

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  • Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

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  • Cristiano Bertolucci mail,

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    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Nicholas S. Foulkes

    Affiliation: Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein, Germany

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  • Published: September 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001142

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