Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Discuss Concepts One effect of acid rain is to dissolve rock, liberating minerals into soil. Accordingly, can a case be made that acid rain confers environmental benefits, as well as doing harm? What are some other factors, especially with regard to plant adaptations for gaining nutrients, that bear on this question?

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Some of the other factors regarding plant adaptation, which are responsible for gaining nutrients.


Plants require essential micronutrients and macronutrients for their normal growth and reproduction. These nutrients are mainly provided through their complex root system and conducting vessels like xylem and phloem.


The study explains that acid rain has some environmental benefits but it also harms the plants. Acid rains benefit the plant by dissolving the rocks, releasing minerals into the soil when acid rain falls on them. Some of the other factors for gaining the nutrients are shown by the carnivorous plants like cobra lily that contains a structure, which can trap small insects. The digestion of these insects releases absorbable nutrients required by the plant...

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