“Some of those cells might be dividing right now, while others withhold their proliferation potential until a later time. Lots of scientists are interested in how cells maintain this state of quiescence and then resume cell division.”

Metabolic shutdown

Zebrafish in the wild have not yet been seen to undergo suspended animation, but the metabolic shutdown induced in the laboratory resembles the reversible state of limbo that has been observed in other organisms.

The next goal is to figure out the molecular pathways that permit this recovery, and why some animals can survive a lack of oxygen while others

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