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Would a deciduous tree transplanted to summer part of the globe lose the leaves? [duplicate]

Take a deciduous tree/plant which I see here in Italy lose the leaves every autumn for the whole winter, e.g. this one. Imagine that after Spring and Summer, I was to transpant¹ it entirely to a ...
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Why does the Corpus Luteum produce more Progesterone than Estrogen?

In the human ovarian cycle, follicular cells produce only Estrogen in high concentrations (to my knowledge). Yet after ovulation and formation of CL, which should be the remnant follicular cell mass, ...
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Better understanding the life cycle of lasioderma serricorne (cigarette beetle, cigar beetle, tobacco beetle, drugstore beetle)

Lasioderma serricorne, commonly known as the cigarette beetle, cigar beetle, tobacco beetle, or drugstore beetle: Live 2–4 weeks. The female beetle lays as many as 100 eggs loosely on the substrate ...
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Will moth larvae pupate in response to food deprivation

Context: Trying to exterminate a clothes moth infestation. Supposing you have a room with clothes moths, or rather, with clothes moth eggs and larvae. Suppose then, that you remove all of the soft ...
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Can our body adapt to periodic fluctuations in sleep?

Suppose that if I've to attend a morning class then I must wake at 5 AM in morning. Next, if I don't (attend the class) then I wake up at 7-8 AM. I've experienced that, since I do attend those ...
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What would the presence of a hub metabolite in a metabolic pathway signify?

Say I have a metabolic pathway, consisting of multiple metabolites and reactions. On analyzing the pathway I find that among all the metabolite, one metabolite is the hub metabolite (hub metabolite is ...
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Why must DNA be packed into chromosomes during mitotic phase?

Why does DNA have to be packed into chromosomes? Why can't DNA just divide itself evenly?
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Do lunar rhythms have really impact on plant growth?

It is commonly known that lunar rhythms have influence on plant growth, and there are even lunar calendars to know when planting, pruning, transplanting, harvesting, etc. I know that the lunar cycles ...
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How common is it to be pregnant with periods?

As you may know, some women claim that they have their period while they are pregnant. In the arab world they call it "Deer pregnancy", since when the deer gets pregnant, it still gets its' monthly ...
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Lytic Viruses -- Cell lysis?

So in the video my instructor sent on viruses, he said that for lytic viruses, new viruses manufactured by the host cell could get out of the cell in one of two ways. The new viruses would leave by ...
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