overwintering


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o·ver·win·ter·ing

(ō'vĕr-win'tĕr-ing),
Persistence of an infectious agent in its vector for extended periods, such as the cooler winter months, during which the vector has no opportunity to be reinfected or to infect another host.

o·ver·win·ter·ing

(ō'vĕr-win'tĕr-ing)
Persistence of an infectious agent in its vector for extended periods, such as the cooler winter months, during which the vector has no opportunity to be reinfected or to infect another host.

overwintering

the process of passing the winter. For example, some insects overwinter in a pupal stage, some migratory birds overwinter outside the normal breeding area.
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Below, we look at how a few overwintering species can survive when they stay at home.
Despite their economic importance as vital insectivores of major crop pests in the region (Lee and McCracken, 2002; Cleveland et al., 2006), minimal survey and environmental data have been collected on overwintering populations of free-tailed bats in central Texas.
"Field surveys of highly dispersed and concealed overwintering stink bugs can be facilitated by the use of detector dogs.
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When they reach their overwintering sites, they begin a period of lowered metabolic rate.
Characterization of overwintering infections of Perkinsus marinus (Apicomplexa) in Chesapeake Bay oysters.
It's best to buy heat-treated sets, which reduce the risk of bolting, and overwintering types are a good bet as they occupy space when it's not used for anything else.
Turn over the soil to expose the overwintering worms and grubs.
Planting onion sets NOW is the time to plant onion sets for overwintering. Sets are simply small onions which grow into normal-sized onions when planted, offsetting the need to grow them from seed.