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  • verb Present participle of senesce.

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Examples

  • Mechanisms to compensate for low nutrient availability include the conservation of nutrients in nutrient-poor tissues, resorption of nutrients from senescing tissues, enhanced rates of nutrient uptake at low temperatures, increased biomass of roots relative to shoots, associations with mycorrhizal fungi, uptake of nutrients in organic forms, and uptake of nitrogen by rhizomes.

    General characteristics of arctic species and their adaptations in the context of changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation levels

  • As the summer wraps up in northern Mongolia, the flowers are senescing and some species from the beginning of the season are already setting seeds.

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  • "Our results are saying that if cells in these experiments are senescing and undergoing apoptosis, any conclusions we draw from that might not apply to what drugs are being tested on them, but from how the cells were derived,"

    Scientific American

  • Assistance to a senescing matriarch might reflect misdirected (non-adaptive) behaviors that accrue no long-term or indirect fitness benefits to those helping.

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  • Alternatively, assistance to a senescing mother might be adaptive, providing indirect fitness benefits to existing and/or future offspring of all family members

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Similarly, retinal pigment epithelium cells derived from iPSC began senescing in the first passage, indicating the observed phenomenon is not limited to blood and vascular lineages.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • "Our results are saying that if cells in these experiments are senescing and undergoing apoptosis, any conclusions we draw from that might not apply to what drugs are being tested on them, but from how the cells were derived,"

    Scientific American

  • Most varieties of wheat have septoria lesions on the old senescing leaves, and fresh net blotch lesions are evident on winter barley varieties

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  • Most varieties of wheat have septoria lesions on the old senescing leaves, and fresh net blotch lesions are evident on winter barley varieties Cassata and Pearl.

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  • While autumnal red could therefore still be a signal of the tree's quality, it could also serve to mask the over-attractive yellow that is unveiled in senescing leaves.

    Health News from Medical News Today

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