Today we discussed about sleep wake cycle (Circadian Rhythm) in plant to be more specific in Phyllanthus where @Theertha from Kozhikode and @Abhijeet from Navi-Mumbai compared the time, when leaf of phyllanthus plant opens and closes
Well, Circardian rhythm is a term derived from the Latin phrase “circa diem,” meaning “about a day”
Where they also compared it with fruit fly circadian rhythm and discussed about noble prize winning research done in 2017 by Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.” Where they found out that it’s period gene that is involved in this cycle
This explains about the circardian rthythm in Fruitfly, that Period Protein (PER protein ) Which accumulate in night (Fruitfly less active in night ) and degraded in Day (Active in night)this cause biological rthythm in the activity pattern of Fruitfly.
Also a worry was shared… As you can see the white board that only two Fruitflies were active in night. Then why only two flies are active at night is there something special about this Fruitfly . Jaikishan sir shared that, it can be a mutant.
Then we discussed about mutants, and talk about how we can make more mutants from a Single fly by making single line cultures
So I wasn’t there in ChatShaala since beginning I came in middle so this is a summary by @Theertha and me as she helped in writing this