Example sentences for: diapause

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  • There are, however, a few examples of continued morphological development during diapause.

  • The one system where diapause has been well elucidated, dauer formation in the nematode C. elegans , indicates that the insulin pathway plays an important role [ 34 ] . Recent work on mutant Drosophila that mimic reproductive diapause in adults also suggests a role for insulin [ 35 36 ] . Insulin, which regulates growth in other stages of development in Drosophila [ 37 38 ] , may therefore play a similar role during A. pisum diapause.

  • Several insects that diapause over winter are resistant to environmental conditions conducive to growth only at the beginning of winter [ 27 28 29 30 31 ] . This prevents premature emergence, be it from egg, larvae or pupae, just at the onset of the cold temperatures the insect is trying to avoid.

  • Until recently diapause was generally considered a physiological phenomenon, and much research had concerned the conditions that induce diapause and the endocrinology of its regulation [ 2 3 ] . Nevertheless, diapause is also a developmental process, and these previous studies did not address fundamental questions concerning development before, during and after diapause.

  • Once in diapause, development is not resumed even if conditions return to those amenable to growth.


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