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PER Protein in Silkmoths Marches to Different Drummer

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Science  22 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5291, pp. 1306
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5291.1306


After working out the mechanism that drives the circadian clock of the fruit fly, researchers expected that what they learned would be applicable to other species. But new work on the silkmoth shows that there's more than one way to drive a clock—even when the same key proteins form the mechanism