The circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in the physiological processes of organisms. There have been many studies on the circadian rhythms in other model organisms, but not in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To study the rhythm in S. cerevisiae, the levels of GAP dehydrogenase were observed. After the baseline levels were recorded, the conditions were changed to see if the circadian rhythm could be manipulated. The importance of identifying and studying the circadian oscillators in S. cerevisiae is to understand how the circadian rhythm is altered in differing conditions. The purpose of this experiment was to identify how changing the light and dark cycles affected the overall rhythms of S. cerevisiae.
Zager, Lauren; Kohner, Melissa; and Lyons, Carlton, "Analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Circadian Rhythms in Continuous Culture" (2012). Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship. Paper 170