Time sensors: Circadian rhythms in biologically closed electrochemical circuits of plants

A. J. Waite, J. D. Wooten, V. S. Markin, A. G. Volkov

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Abstract

The circadian clock regulates a wide range of electrophysiological and developmental processes in plants. Here, we discuss the direct influence of a circadian clock on biologically closed electrochemical circuits in vivo. These circuits in the leaves of C. miniata (Kaffir lily), Aloe vera and Mimosa pudica, which regulate their physiology, were analyzed using the charge stimulation method. The electrostimulation was provided with different voltages and electrical charges. Phytosensors memorize daytime and nighttime. Even at continuous light or darkness, plants recognize nighttime or daytime and change the electrical input resistance. The circadian clock can be maintained endogenously and has electrochemical oscillators, which can activate voltage gated ion channels in biologically closed electrochemical circuits. The activation of voltage-gated channels depends on the applied voltage, electrical charge, and the speed of transmission of electrical energy from the electrostimulator to plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemical Sensors 10 -and- MEMS/NEMS 10
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages23-33
Number of pages11
Edition12
ISBN (Print)9781607683605
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventSymposia on Chemical Sensors 10 - Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems and Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 10 - 222nd ECS Meeting/PRiME 2012 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number12
Volume50
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

OtherSymposia on Chemical Sensors 10 - Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems and Microfabricated and Nanofabricated Systems for MEMS/NEMS 10 - 222nd ECS Meeting/PRiME 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/7/1210/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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