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di·a·pause

(dī'ă-pawz),
A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
[dia- + G. pausis, pause]

diapause

/di·a·pause/ (-pawz) a state of inactivity and arrested development accompanied by greatly decreased metabolism, as in many eggs, insect pupae, and plant seeds; it is a mechanism for surviving adverse winter conditions.

diapause

(dī′ə-pôz′)
n. Zoology
A period during which growth or development is suspended and physiological activity is diminished, as in certain insects in response to adverse environmental conditions.

di·a·pause

(dī'ă-pawz)
A period of biologic quiescence or dormancy with decreased metabolism; an interval in which development is arrested or greatly slowed.
[dia- + G. pausis, pause]

diapause

a period of arrested growth and development in insects which is under the control of the endocrine system. Diapause is an adaptation to avoid adverse conditions, but does not automatically end with the termination of the adverse conditions as it is genetically determined. However, diapause can be ‘broken’ by an appropriate environmental change, or artificially by temperature shocks or chemical stimulation.

diapause

a state of inactivity and arrested development accompanied by greatly reduced metabolism, as in many eggs, insect pupae and plant seeds. It is a mechanism for surviving adverse weather conditions.
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avenae depend upon specific temperature conditions breaking one type of diapause, obligatory and in summer for the two populations originating from Oued Smar in a sub-humid coastal plain and from Tiaret in an inland semi-arid plain [14].
Despite the general similarity, there were some aspects of embryogenesis in golden king crab that were distinct, such as the lack of a diapause and the rate of decrease in yolk area.
Photoperiodic control of diapauses termination, color change and postdiapause reproduction in the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula.
Additionally, the activities of SOD and CAT increased and POD activities decreased during the middle phase of diapause at low temperatures.
Current research on Artemia nurpl has mainly focused on development before diapause (Qiu and MacRae, 2007), but little is known about post-diapause.
We did this to ensure that flies in deep diapauses or with two-year life cycles had adequate time to eclose.
filipjevi did not show any diapauses as the juveniles hatched immediately at the beginning of the winter wheat growing period.
The juveniles of all other nests did not enter diapauses and presented an average development period of 32 days for females and 29 days for males.
In the present study larvae entered in diapauses at lower temperature which are in well accordance with the results of other workers (Burges 1963;
However, the model does not account for environmental factors such as shorter day length, which could induce diapauses response and therefore reduce the generational ability of S.