Definitions

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  • n. A developmental stage of certain nematode larvae in which they exhibit increased durability

Etymologies

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Borrowing from German Dauer ("duration").

Examples

  • The short-term dauer larvae (ST-Da) were those collected at S6 (72 h), whereas long-term dauer larvae (LT-Da) were prepared by transferring worms collected at the end of the L3 stage to liquid culture and growing for >

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  • For long-term dauer induction, worms were grown on an NGM plate (Path 2, developing fed larvae) to the L3 stage at 25°C.

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  • C. elegans as well as those associated with long-term dauer larvae (LT-Da) (

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  • In the end, they result in the development of the so-called dauer stage,

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  • DAF-12 plays a role in a long-lived quiescent stage called the dauer diapause, which the worms enter in times of starvation and overcrowding.

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  • Current address: Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America signal to the worms that local conditions are unfavorable for growth (e.g., inadequate food supply or overcrowding), and induce entry into diapause, a process called dauer entry.

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  • This suspended state, called dauer diapause, is thought to be the infective state of parasitic nematodes.

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  • DAF-16 is part of a system within the nematode worms that is important in the 'dauer' stage of development and also affects lifespan and reproduction.

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  • Narbonne and Roy found that C. elegans larvae that lack a certain signaling pathway (the LKB1/AMPK pathway to be precise), which is activated during dauer, quickly downregulate fat mobilization so that lipid reserves are rationed to last the entire duration of the arrest.

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  • C. elegans, like many other organisms can survive harsh environmental conditions for extended durations by changing their metabolism in ways that essentially allow them to live off their fat stores seemingly forever (a state referred to as “dauer” that can last for six months).

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