### Liouville-type theorems and asymptotic behavior of nodal radial solutions of semilinear heat equations

We prove a Liouville type theorem for sign-changing radial solutions of a subcritical semilinear heat equation ${u}_{t}=\Delta u+{\left|u\right|}^{p-1}u$. We use this theorem to derive a priori bounds, decay estimates, and initial and final blow-up rates for radial solutions of rather general semilinear parabolic equations whose nonlinearities have a subcritical polynomial growth. Further consequences on the existence of steady states and time-periodic solutions are also shown.