Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 37 - 37.1 - Concept Check - Page 807: 1


In the case of watering and fertilizing, too much water causes anoxia, which damages roots and can ultimately kill the plant. Similarly, too much fertilizer can become toxic, damaging or killing the plant by causing osmotic problems or through other mechanisms.

Work Step by Step

Anything in an excess becomes a problem— your marble collection, if it grows to 1,000,000 marbles in your 500 square foot home becomes a huge problem. Scan Concept 37.1 for mentions of the problems caused by excess water and/or fertilizer.
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