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Accelerated life cycle   A very short life cycle of a plant or animal. Some desert dwellers have accelerated life cycles, which allow them to flourish during rainy periods without suffering during droughts. For example, the seeds of African grass lie dormant until there is rain, when they grow, flower and produce seeds in just over two weeks.

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