In which state do seeds enter under unfavorable conditions?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 week ago

In which state do seeds enter under unfavorable conditions?
 
(a) Diapause
 
(b) Dormancy
 
(c) Hibernation
 
(d) Aestivation
 
The question was posed to me during an internship interview.
 
My question is from Organisms and Populations topic in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 week ago

Right option is (b) Dormancy
 
The explanation is: The seeds enter dormancy under unfavorable conditions. It is an adaptive mechanism of plants which prevents seed from germinating. It helps in delayed germination under favorable conditions.