Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2001, 2(4), 156-164; doi:10.3390/i2040156
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Molecular Approach to the Nyctinastic Movement of the Plant Controlled by a Biological Clock

Laboratory of Natural Products, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan
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Received: 3 August 2001; Accepted: 15 October 2001 / Published: 25 October 2001
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Abstract: Most leguminous plants close their leaves in the evening, as if to sleep, and open them early in the morning. This circadian rhythm is known to be controlled by the biological clock of such plants. Extensive studies on other nyctinastic plants led to the isolation of a variety of leaf-closing and leaf-opening substances. And, we found that the circadian rhythmic leaf-movement of these plants is controlled by a biological clock that regulates the balance of concentration between leaf-opening and -closing substances.
Keywords: nyctinasty; legumes; biological clock; leaf-closing substance; leaf-opening substance

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Ueda, M.; Takada, N.; Yamamura, S. Molecular Approach to the Nyctinastic Movement of the Plant Controlled by a Biological Clock. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2001, 2, 156-164.

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Ueda M, Takada N, Yamamura S. Molecular Approach to the Nyctinastic Movement of the Plant Controlled by a Biological Clock. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2001; 2(4):156-164.

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Ueda, Minoru; Takada, Noboru; Yamamura, Shosuke. 2001. "Molecular Approach to the Nyctinastic Movement of the Plant Controlled by a Biological Clock." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2, no. 4: 156-164.

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