Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Title

Daily and tidal Rhythms in Intertidal Marine Invertebrates

Abstract

Intertidal animals are faced with strong rhythmic environmental signals on both daily and tidal frequencies, and their behavioral output is often complex because these two competing influences affect the endogenous clocks that drive their behaviors. This chapter reviews the nature of the clocks that govern the behaviors in intertidal organisms as well as the inputs and outputs from these clocks. The relative importance of the environmental factors that synchronize these rhythms is discussed, as well as the different types of physiological and bhavioral outputs that have been observed. The molecular underpinnings of the circadian clocks are presented as well as the hypothesis that the clocks that drive circatidal rhythms are composed of the same molecular "machinery" used by circadian clocks.

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Journal Title

Annual, Lunar and Tidal Clocks: Patterns and Mechanisms of Nature's Enigmatic Rhythms

Publisher

Springer

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55261-1

Document Type

Book Chapter

Rights

© 2014 Springer International Publishing AG.