Example sentences for: diapause

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  • More recent research has begun to focus on the molecular aspects of diapause, with studies of Bombyx morii , Sarcophaga crassipalis , and Lymantria dispar identifying genes up- and down-regulated during diapause [ 1 4 5 6 7 ] . In order to complete this picture, however, detailed descriptions of the morphological aspects of development spanning diapause are also necessary.

  • Diapause may therefore act to limit the speed of reactions that would otherwise occur more rapidly at higher temperatures, possibly through the action of an 'inhibitory factor' [ 22 33 ] . According to this model, the higher the ambient temperature the greater the required activity of the inhibitory factor [ 33 ] . When temperatures are maintained at abnormally high temperatures (16°C), regulation may be compromised with only some aspects of development slowed.

  • There is no distinct resting stage, which is characteristic of diapause in many insects.

  • Diapause typically involves as a period of developmental arrest during which an insect is resistant to environmental influences on developmental progression [ 2 ] . Sexually-produced A. pisum embryos do not demonstrate developmental arrest.

  • Since heat-shock proteins are also involved in cell cycle arrest, however, they may play a more central role in the regulation of diapause [ 1 ] . Heat-shock proteins are also typically heat inducible, and so fit with the concept of a temperature dependent 'inhibitory factor' [ 33 ] . Additionally, high levels of heat-shock proteins may disrupt development [ 41 ] , which could help explain the developmental defects observed in embryos maintained at 16°C.


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