In which state do zooplankton species in lakes and ponds enter under unfavorable conditions?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 week ago

In which state do zooplankton species in lakes and ponds enter under unfavorable conditions?
 
(a) Diapause
 
(b) Aestivation
 
(c) Hibernation
 
(d) Speciation
 
The question was posed to me in an internship interview.
 
I’d like to ask this question from Organisms and Populations in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 week ago

Correct choice is (a) Diapause
 
For explanation: The zooplankton species in lakes and ponds enter diapause stage under unfavorable conditions. Diapause is a stage of suspended development. It is like hibernation in higher animals except it is used to avoid hot, dry summers in tropical areas.