What is the suspension of metabolic activities during summer called?

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What is the suspension of metabolic activities during summer called?
 
(a) Aestivation
 
(b) Diapause
 
(c) Menopause
 
(d) Regulation
 
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This intriguing question comes from Organisms and Populations topic in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 week ago

Right option is (a) Aestivation
 
Explanation: The suspension of metabolic activities during summer is called aestivation. It is prolonged dormancy and is also known as summer sleep. It helps in maintaining body temperature and avoids water loss in mostly cold-blooded animals such as snails, bees, tortoise, crocodile, etc.