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The birth of chronobiology: a botanical observation

In 1729, Jean-Jacques d’Ortus de Mairan (1678-1771) laid the foundations of modern chronobiology. A French interdisciplinary researcher, he designed an experiment that demonstrated the existence of a circadian rhythm in plants, potentially deriving from an endogenous clock. These observations and experiments led to the development of chronobiology. This research, performed by de Mairan and presented […]

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