Many organisms have advanced the facility to go into into and revive from a dormant country. they could continue to exist for lengthy sessions during this kingdom (often even months to years), but can turn into responsive back inside mins or hours. this is, yet now not unavoidably, linked to desiccation. conserving one’s physique and reviving it in destiny generations is a dream of mankind. up to now, besides the fact that, we have now didn't learn the way cells, tissues or whole organisms should be made dormant or be successfully revived at ambient temperatures. during this ebook stories on organisms, starting from aquatic cyanobacteria that produce akinetes to hibernating mammals, are provided, and demonstrate universal but in addition divergent physiological and molecular pathways for surviving in a dormant shape or for tolerating harsh environments. trying to examine the features linked to dormancy and the way they're regulated is without doubt one of the nice destiny demanding situations. Its relevance to the maintenance of cells and tissues is among the key issues of this ebook.
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