Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 56 - Community Ecology - Figure 56.2 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Different plants have adaptations to deal with different water regimes. Some are adapted to live in saturated soils where oxygenating roots is a key task while others are adapted to live in desert, where obtaining and saving water is critical.

Work Step by Step

In Fig. 56.2 you can see that different trees prefer different amounts of moisture. Review earlier chapters on the physiology and development of plants to get ideas for the extremes to which plants have adapted.
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