aestivation


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Synonyms for aestivation

(zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer

(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens

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Their phytopolyphagous diet, perfect adaptability to extreme cold and hot environments by way of aestivation (h) coupled with high reproductive efficiency make this species cosmopolitan in distribution [3].
Therefore, snails living under Mediterranean climates, characterized by dry and hot summers, prepare themselves as early as May to undergo a long aestivation that is essential to their survival.
However, other remains are due to mortality during hibernation or aestivation in the cave, as in the case of bats (Sevilla, 1986), or to human commensalism (Pokines, 1998; Eastham, 1995).
This research suggests that short periods of dormancy, called aestivation, in addition to burrowing behavior, may have been a crucial adaptation that allowed mammal ancestors to survive the P-T extinction.
In his Flora Franciscana (Greene, 1891) he placed this unique species in a special group of the genus Streptanthus characterized by "Calyx very irregular, the uppermost sepal greatly enlarged, in aestivation conduplicate over the others".
Income breeding allows an aquatic snake Seminatrix pygaea to reproduce normally following prolonged drought-induced aestivation.
While there was variation in techniques among the studies we reviewed, all surveys were conducted during peak activity periods, between movement from terrestrial aestivation and overwintering areas to aquatic habitats (generally during the last 2 weeks of April), and during the return to aestivation, usually about the second and third week of July.
scorpioides also presents an aestivation behavior during the dry season in the state of Maranhao, Brazil, when the animals bury themselves, presumably to avoid dehydration (Pereira et al.
After summer aestivation, 14 wk after reinfestation and 22 wk after insecticide applications, only the control, horticultural oil, and Talstar treatments had hemlock woolly adelgid in our samples (Table 3).
reference to its behaviour during migration and aestivation.