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Laid during the fall to hatch the next spring, the eggs’ shells are coated with a thick layer of wax to prevent them from drying out during their long dormancy.
BIOLOGISTS SUCCESSFULLY HATCHED GENE-EDITED TICKS FOR THE FIRST TIMESHI EN KIMFEBRUARY 16, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
The volcano may now return to a period of dormancy after releasing its fury.
WHAT THE TONGA VOLCANO’S PAST TELLS US ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT NEXTCAROLYN GRAMLINGJANUARY 21, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
In March 2012, unusually warm temperatures in Michigan caused vegetation to emerge from dormancy early, but then were subsequently destroyed by freezing weather in April.
EVERY SEASON EXCEPT SUMMER IS GETTING SHORTER, A SIGN OF TROUBLE FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENTKASHA PATELSEPTEMBER 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The trees need that chill to induce dormancy, a frost-free spring to let the blossoms bloom and bees pollinate — though sour cherry trees are also self-pollinating.
THIS SOUR CHERRY PIE IS SUMMER’S ULTIMATE DESSERTDANIELA GALARZAJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Microbes surviving for millions of years in deep dormancy upend evolution.
PRESERVING A SENSE OF WONDER IN DNA - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSVIRAT MARKANDEYAOCTOBER 28, 2020NAUTILUS
It has now to be shewn that the germs of disease also retain their vital powers in a state of dormancy during a lengthened period.
EPIDEMICS EXAMINED AND EXPLAINED: OR, LIVING GERMS PROVED BY ANALOGY TO BE A SOURCE OF DISEASEJOHN GROVE
The activity of the plague in London in 1563 made up for its dormancy in the years preceding.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
A distinction of great importance from a physiological and a practical point of view is made between rest and dormancy in plants.
NORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETINGNORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Men wonder at mummy-wheat germinating after a thousand years of dormancy.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 1, JUNE 1893VARIOUS
In the locality of my study racers spend approximately half the year in winter dormancy.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RACER COLUBER CONSTRICTORHENRY S. FITCH
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