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HUJI Publication: The Social Clock of Honeybees


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Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that honeybee circadian rhythms are affected more by social interactions than by sunlight.

News from Jul 25, 2016

Until the findings of Professor Guy Bloch and his colleagues, the impact of light has usually been emphasized as the main factor influencing internal clocks of honeybees. The recently conducted study from our UAS partner university HUJI provides evidence that the actual driving force determining the internal clocks is social interaction. Findings from this study can contribute to further research concerning sleep and behavioral disorders of other animals and mammals.

More detailed information on the study can be found on the HUJI website or in the published article in the journal Nature Communications.

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