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Catachronobiology[edit]

If nobody has any objections i would like to add a section to this page on catachronobiology, i belive it belongs here somewhere, I happen to know a lot about it but im more than willing to leave the editing in more capable hands —Preceding unsigned comment added by GeneralSmith (talkcontribs) 00:36, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

No response was possible before I looked it up:
  • the study of the harmful effects of time on living systems. Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
  • The study of the deleterious effects of time on a living system. Mondofacto dictionary & others
  • And from PMID: 8283159: "The influence of the rhythmic manifestation of life may be shown in the constructive effects of growth, development and maturation and is named anachronobiology. In contrast catachronobiology denotes deleterious effects of time and rhythm which may lead to a diseased state." See also: PMID: 2027742.
My first reaction was that catachronobiology simply meant aging. I see it's more (other) than that.
I don't think there should be a section on catachronobiology alone, but perhaps one on anachronobiology and catachronobiology. It would then be very easy to tack those 2 words onto the end of the lead.
Give it a try! If you're nervous about editing the article itself, leave a suggested paragraph here instead. Cheers, Hordaland (talk) 11:53, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

External forcing vs. internal cycles[edit]

I am opening discussion on this text from the History section that seems unrelated to the rest of the article. Point by point:

  • The influence of external periodic events is not disputed, but this article treats internal molecular clocks and adaptations to external cycles. As well say that mammals grow thicker coats every 40,000 years or so as an adaptation to periodic glaciation.
  • Astrobiology is the study of how life might occur elsewhere than Earth.
  • The rest of this paragraph is a bit of a digression.
  • Significant alternatives to the IPCC view of climate change should be treated at the relevant articles, of which this is not one.
  • Astrotheos - this article is not Astrology.

On balance, none of this belongs. Even the PNAS paper is off topic for this article. - 2/0 (cont.) 03:59, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

This is all your subjective perception about what constitutes chronobiology. Obviously Astrotheos is related to Astrology. Lol. [[[User:Zanze123|Zanze123]] (talk) 12:05, 18 October 2009 (UTC)]

Hordaland deleted an entire section on Chizhevsky from this article without any discussion on this page. Chizhevsky was a founder of chronobiology and heliobiology. To delete the section, as Hordaland did, is vandalism. Nothing written above justifies the deletion of the section by Chizhevsky. The section should be re-added. Zanze123 (talk) 22:57, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

broken link[edit]

The link in further reading pointing to the essay 'Biological Rhythms: Implication for the worker' is broken. Here is a link pointing straight to the PDF ( http://www.princeton.edu/~ota/disk1/1991/9108/9108.PDF ). I didn't want to just go in and fix it as I have never edited anything on wikipedia before. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.8.147.182 (talk) 11:14, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! Hordaland (talk) 11:31, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Light Ethology navbox, footer or sidebar[edit]

Question at Template talk:Light Ethology#Convert to sidebar? that you might be able to help with, or give feedback/suggestions on. (please reply there) Thanks. —Quiddity (talk) 20:13, 9 September 2012 (UTC)


Infra- and ultra- -dian[edit]

If you're going to use "infradian" to mean "less often than daily", then isn't it clearer to define in terms of frequency of events, rather than time period between events? Similarly, "ultradian" means "with a frequency greater than daily". lifeform (talk) 01:22, 23 April 2014 (UTC)