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a period in which a plant does not grow, awaiting necessary environmentalconditions such as temperature, moisture, nutrient availability, etc. A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy.Quiet and inactive restfulness.A state when organisms are in unfavourable conditions, and slow down their metabolic processes to a minimum to retain resources until conditions are more favourable. Plants may do this when their is a lack of water, while animals, such as the garden dormouse, hibernate, which is also a form of dormancy.

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Somatic Fusion and Reproduction

... reed, one tropical and one used to the "delightful" Scottish weather, would it grow in the colder British climate, or enter a period of dormancy when cold due to the tropical genetics? And would this hybrid be able to sexually reproduce with clones of itself? Supposing that this does ...

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by Thomas9666
Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Somatic Fusion and Reproduction
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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

An infective viral particle population without a coincident host or cell for replication is not per se "dormant." Viral dormancy (or latency) is more commonly used to describe the presence of viral infectivity in a host without causng an obvious disease. Example would be herpes ...

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
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Venus Fly Trap

... yet I managed somehow with a bit of effort and they were very healthy and growing, so don't give up people :) Also, don't forget about winter dormancy - that's one of the most common mistakes people make, not letting the plant to go into it's dormant stage once a year. Refrigerator worked ...

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by Vaucheria
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Venus Fly Trap
Replies: 51
Views: 36943

Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2

... either latent or completely eradicated by the immune system. However, in some cases (though rarely) the virus can reactivate even after decades of dormancy. This is no different from the normal reactivation and typically causes the blisters to reappear and lasts a week or two, after which the active ...

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by biohazard
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2
Replies: 4
Views: 25197

tumor metastasis

... site or (c) non-proliferating micro-met colonies in the secondary site tissues - or all of those possibilities. Whatever the mechanism of dormancy, it's why cancer can recur so many years later - though, again, just what triggers metastatic proliferation is still unclear. One possibility ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: tumor metastasis
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Views: 6157
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