period, latent

period, latent (lā´tənt),

n the area of delay between the time of exposure of an organism to radiation and the manifestation of the changes produced by that radiation. This delay depends on many factors but particularly on the magnitude of the dose. The larger the dose, the earlier the appearance of the injury. In some instances the latent period for some effects may be as long as 25 years or more.
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A diallel analysis by Bruno and Nelson (1990) showed significant differences among the crosses for incubation period, latent period, maturation period, and total spore production.
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Parent means for incubation period, latent period, and necrosis percentage of soft winter wheat inoculated with Septoria nodorum blotch.