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

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When environmental circumstances are adverse, zooplankton species in lakes and ponds experience diapause. Diapause is a stage of development that is paused. It is similar to hibernation in higher species, except that it is utilized in tropical settings to avoid hot, dry summers.

Diapause is a state of halted development that occurs in animal species such as insects and zooplanktons in response to adverse situations.
This technique holds an animal's development at a specific developmental stage (embryo, larvae, etc.) until unfavorable conditions pass. The organism's metabolic activity is lowered during this period.

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