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How are living organisms dependent on the soil? Are organisms that live in water totally independent of soil as a resource?

How are living organisms dependent on the soil? Are organisms that live in water totally independent of soil as a resource?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5964 Points
10 months ago
Dear Student

All living organisms are directly or indirectly dependent on soil. Plants obtain water and minerals from the soil and prepare food for themselves and animals. Other organisms that live in water are not totally independent of soil because the microbes growing on the soil in water are the primary producers in the soil which start the food chain and even other microbes that live in soil help in the decomposition of dead plants and animals in water to return the nutrients, elements back to the water

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