senesce


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se·nesce

 (sə-nĕs′)
intr.v. se·nesced, se·nesc·ing, se·nesc·es
1. To grow old; age.
2. To stop dividing, as certain cells.

[Back-formation from senescent.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.senesce - grow old or oldersenesce - grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
turn - become officially one year older; "She is turning 50 this year"
fossilise, fossilize - become mentally inflexible
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
dote - be foolish or senile due to old age
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In the second spring, plants flourish in April and May, set seeds in July, and senesce by mid-late August (Yasin and Andreasen, 2015).
State-of-the-art cell culture systems typically yield fewer than 20 population doublings before the cells senesce.
EpiX outperforms state-of-the-art cell culture systems that typically yield fewer than 20 population doublings before the cells senesce.
Hayflick first started his experiments in the Wister institute, Philadelphia on human foetal lung fibroblasts and found out that cells stop dividing after 40 to 60 cycles and then senesce.
The production of leaves in a tiller is continuous, the leaves remain green for a certain time (life duration of the leaves) and after this period, the blades that were not removed during the grazing will senesce (Confortin et al.
It means that senesce relating processes may be started because during senesces or fomentation consume the total soluble solids in oranges (Supraditareporn and Pinthong, 2007).
As cells become damaged and precancerous, the p53 protein prevents those cells from continuing towards becoming tumors by causing the cells to senesce.
A medida que a folha senesce, ha, consequentemente, a morte do tecido foliar que impede balanco positivo do numero de folhas verdes importantes no manejo e na manutencao do valor nutritivo das forrageiras.
However, the opposite occurs; the leaves begin to senesce too early from 44 DAE, resulting in a reduced source size (leaves) that cannot simultaneously supply the sink organs.
Within a given species it is possible to predict exactly when a bud will open and how rapidly the flower will senesce.
Arbuscule represents a dead end in the growth of AM fungi (Bonfante 1995) as they senesce and collapse after 4-10 days of symbiosis (Sanders 1977) and thus the plant cell recovers its original morphology (Jacquelinet-Jeanmougin 1987).