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Term:dormancy process
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Definition:A developmental process in which dormancy (sometimes called a dormant state) is induced, maintained or broken. Dormancy is a suspension of most physiological activity and growth that can be reactivated.
Comment:In plants and animals, dormancy may be a response to environmental conditions such as seasonality or extreme heat, drought, or cold. In plants, dormancy may involve the formation of dormant buds, and may be preceded by the senescence of plant parts such as leaves in woody plants or most of the shoot system in herbaceous perennials. The exit from dormancy in vascular plants is marked by resumed growth of buds and/or growth of vascular cambium.
Synonyms:narrow_synonym: multicellular organism dormancy process;   spore dormancy process

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  biological_process 20295
    developmental process 7050
      dormancy process 0
        acquisition of desiccation tolerance + 0
        bud dormancy process 0
        dormancy entry of symbiont in host 0
        dormancy exit of symbiont in host 0
        dormancy maintenance of symbiont in host 0
        entry into diapause + 0
        entry into dormancy 0
        estivation 0
        exit from diapause + 0
        exit from dormancy + 0
        hibernation + 0
        maintenance of diapause + 0
        maintenance of dormancy + 0
        seed dormancy process + 0
        spore encystment + 0
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