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Principles of seed banks: complexity emerging from dormancy.

@article{Lennon2020PrinciplesOS,
  title={Principles of seed banks: complexity emerging from dormancy.},
  author={Jay T. Lennon and Frank den Hollander and Maite Wilke-Berenguer and Jochen Blath},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2020}
}
Across the tree of life, populations have evolved the capacity to contend with suboptimal conditions by engaging in dormancy, whereby individuals enter a reversible state of reduced metabolic activity. The resulting seed banks are complex, storing information and imparting memory that gives rise to multi-scale structures spanning collections of cells to entire ecosystems. We outline the fundamental attributes and emergent phenomena associated with dormancy and seed banks with the goal of… 

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