In which of the following, organisms completely stop their metabolic activities?

Category: QuestionsIn which of the following, organisms completely stop their metabolic activities?
Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

In which of the following, organisms completely stop their metabolic activities?
 
(a) Hibernation
 
(b) Aestivation
 
(c) Death
 
(d) Diapause
 
This question was posed to me by my college director while I was bunking the class.
 
This interesting question is from Organisms and Populations in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct choice is (c) Death
 
Easiest explanation: The organisms stop their metabolic activities completely after death. In all others such as hibernation, aestivation, diapause the metabolic activities of organisms are slowed temporarily to avoid the loss of energy.