|Title||Light-dark cycle and mitotic index in Asellus aquaticus (L.) (Crustacea, Isopoda)|
|Authors||Valentino, F., Volpi, E.V., Antolini, R. and Migliore, L.|
The circadian variation of the mitotic index during spermiohistogenesis was studied in Asellus aquaticus (L.). The actual number of metaphases and prometaphases was determined at the end of each hour of light or darkness over a 24 h period in animals bred under LD 12:12. The number of the metaphases and prometaphases decreases during the light period and sharply increases in the last 3 hrs of the dark period. This variation in the proliferative activity suggests that photoperiod can play a role in the synchronization of mitosis.
|Journal citation||82, pp. 147-150|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00124645|