|European hamsters showed us that there is more to |
annual body rhythms than melatonin. Image by
Agnieszka Szeląg at Wikimedia Commons.
In mammals, the hormone melatonin, produced by the pineal gland in the brain, is thought to be essential in this process of annual body rhythms. New research finds that the real story is much more complicated. To learn more about this, read the full article at Accumulating Glitches.
Monecke, S., Sage-Ciocca, D., Wollnik, F., & Pevet, P. (2013). Photoperiod Can Entrain Circannual Rhythms in Pinealectomized European Hamsters Journal of Biological Rhythms, 28 (4), 278-290 DOI: 10.1177/0748730413498561