Most leguminous plants close their leaves in the evening, as if to sleep, and open them early in the morning according to the circadian rhythm controlled by a biological clock. Extensive studies on nyctinastic plants led to the isolation of a variety of leaf-closing and -opening substances. And we found that the biological clock regulates the balance of concentration between leaf-opening and -closing substances in the plant body during the day.
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