resting stage


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rest·ing stage

the quiescent stage of a cell or its nucleus in which no karyokinetic changes are taking place.
Synonym(s): vegetative stage

resting stage

Term sometimes used for a cell that is between mitotic divisions. It is not accurate because the cell is metabolically active and is producing a new set of chromosomes for the next division.
See: interphase
See also: stage
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During the resting stage, testes had almost disappeared and were not recognizable.
In ovaries of this state, no oocytes for the next batch had yet progressed to OM and the only oocytes present were in a vitellogenic developed phase equivalent to the resting stage described by Murua et al.
In the booklungs, the larva molts again, attaches itself to a booklung, and enters a resting stage.
The resting stage during 2000 and 2004 varied from a minimum of 5% of the sampled population at Tamiahua lagoon during January 2000 to a maximum of 80% for the Carmen and Machona lagoons, with peaks during March and April and November and December for both years.
Hotpants increased energy expenditure in the resting stage after exercise by 16%
Because the survey is conducted after the completion of the spawning season for longspine thornyheads (January-April), the samples are collected exclusively during the reproductive resting stage.
In the resting stage, the vagina is a collapsed tube, and without an erection that's how it will stay.
When times got tough for the fossil myxobacteria or they wanted to disperse their spores, says Lanier, some of the cells collectively formed a protective structure called a sporangiole, which housed myxospores, or cells in their resting stage.