- the interval in a 24-hour period during which a plant or animal is exposed to light.
Origin of photoperiod
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Historical Examples of photoperiod
In general, Tb's showed a marked circadian cycle in phase with photoperiod.
Broad limits to functional reproductive activity seem to be set by the photoperiod—neuroendocrine system.The Breeding Birds of Kansas
Richard F. Johnston
These captives had been kept for several months at a temperature of 21 degrees Centigrade, and on a daily photoperiod of 15 hours.
The mice were kept in a room in which temperature and photoperiod were controlled.
- the period of daylight in every 24 hours, esp in relation to its effects on plants and animalsSee also photoperiodism
- The duration of an organism's daily exposure to light, considered especially with regard to the effect of such exposure on growth and development.
- The duration of an organism's daily exposure to light, considered especially with regard to the phenomena of photoperiodism.