A biological mechanism that ensures the stability of the periodic physiological rhythms.
This is a particular case of J. MILLER's timer.
The biological timekeeper is situated in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, a brain structure. It controls for example the circadian rhythms.
J. TAKAHASHI and collegues identified a specific gene situated on chromosome 5 as the biological timekeeper and found it to be active in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. (Ph. COHEN, 1997, p.16)
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