The researchers found in mice that light sparks a cascade of gene activity in the adrenal gland through its effects on the suprachiasmatic nucleus . Located in the brain area called the hypothalamus, the SCN is the seat of the circadian clock, the body’s internal time clock that regulates the roughly 24-hour routine of biological processes. Moreover, the researchers statement, the gene expression adjustments accompany an enormous surge of the steroid hormone corticosterone in the pets’ blood and brain. That hormonal response improved with light strength, they found.This could release vast levels of methane from the wetlands. This in turn causes a larger greenhouse effect, and so on in a vicious routine potentially. One of the two lead researchers, Andreas Kappler , who is the secretary of the European Association of Geochemistry also, said: ‘From a scientific viewpoint, our research is a step of progress in understanding the geochemistry of how the humic material in the world's wetlands store electrons and stop the release of a massive amount of methane. It also demonstrates reversible electrochemical processes have the potential to have a large effect on the surroundings. There are uncertainties as to the exact extent, but we estimate anywhere between an extra 10 percent up to a supplementary 166 percent methane could possibly be released.