Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 56 - Community Ecology - Figure 56.3 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

The sharp transition in communities is caused by the sharp transition in soils.

Work Step by Step

The normal and serpentine soils are drastically different in terms of cations present and their concentrations, and very different communities of plants are adapted to the different soils.
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